April 7, 2014

7 Million Vote in Afghan Elections

Ankit Panda, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

Seven million Afghan citizens headed to the polls on Saturday to vote in what will mark the first successful transition of power from one elected leader to another. The voting took place amid much anxiety about the possibility of violence, which was a feature at previous elections in the country. Voter turnout in the Afghan elections was higher than expected; 60 percent of the 12 million-some Afghans eligible voted in the presidential and provincial elections.

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