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Afghanistan presidential election: voting begins amid reports of sporadic violence

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President Ashraf Ghani and his former deputy Abdullah Abdullah the frontrunners as millions head to the pollsVoting has begun in Afghanistan’s presidential election amid heavy security, with early reports emerging of attacks in several cities.Fourteen candidates are registered but the race to win over Afghanistan’s 9 million registered voters is likely to come down to incumbent president Ashraf Ghani and his former deputy Abdullah Abdullah. The winner will play a crucial role in the country’s quest to end the war with the Taliban and the resumption of talks between the insurgents and the US that were called off earlier this month. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/28/afghanistan-presidential-election-voting-begins-taliban-violence

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Publish date : 2019-09-28 05:12:14

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