April 16, 2014

Will Afghanistan Squander Its Successful Vote?

Zahid Hussain, Dawn

The Associated Press

IT will indeed be a rare feat for an Afghan ruler to leave office alive and hand over the charge to his elected successor. The historical presidential election in Afghanistan is over but the outcome is still far away with no clear winner in sight.

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