March 11, 2014

What Afghan Election Success Would Look Like

O'Hanlon & Sharifi, The National Interest

The Associated Press

The Obama-Karzai relationship is not the greatest risk. The larger danger, rather, concerns the upcoming elections, in which eleven candidates seek to replace President Karzai after his dozen years in office. Due to take place on April 5, they will probably not produce a clear winner with more than 50 percent of the vote, requiring therefore a runoff later in the spring or early summer among the top two vote getters to produce a victor.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan, Elections, Democracy, Hamid Karzai

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