The top U.N. official in Afghanistan said Friday that the extensive fraud that marked the first round of presidential elections will be reduced but not eliminated. Norwegian diplomat Kai Eide also said that the security situation has not improved since the Aug. 20 ballot, when threats by Taliban militants resulted in a very low turnout despite a massive campaign by NATO troops and government forces to prevent attacks. "I do not expect that we can eliminate fraud in two weeks time (but) I expect that we will be able to reduce it," Eide said.