April 4, 2014

The Campaigns for Kabul

Matthieu Aikins, New York Times

The Associated Press

This will be Afghanistan’s fifth election since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the third for the presidency. Hamid Karzai, who has led the country since then, won’t be running this time; he has reached the constitutional two-term limit. His departure, combined with that of international combat forces at the end of the year, means that the stakes of the upcoming transfer of power are extraordinarily high.

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