April 8, 2014

America Also a Winner in Afghan Elections

Amir Taheri, New York Post

The Associated Press

It will be weeks before the final results of Afghanistan’s presidential election, held Saturday, are announced. And the winner won’t take office until June. Nevertheless, the voting, the third of its kind since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, has already provided a new and exciting political snapshot of a country emerging from four decades of turmoil.

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