TWO months after Afghans voted in a controversial presidential election they are still anxiously waiting to find out if another poll is needed - which could plunge the country into fresh chaos.
Afghan politicians and their international backers had been involved in days of vigorous horse-trading in the hope of averting a run-off, which many fear could further destabilise the fragile country.
This isn't about "chaos" in Afghanistan: there's already enough of that to go around, thank you.
This is about public embarrassment on the part of the US that the massive fraud in this election was too blatant not to see.
The Afghan people are not stupid: they know that the fix was in long before the actual alleged "election" took place.