Afghanistan's Election Should Not Prompt U.S. Withdrawal

Afghanistan's Election Should Not Prompt U.S. Withdrawal

Taliban violence and intimidation played a role in the low turnout. Additionally, the Commission required all voters be photographed for use with facial recognition software as an anti-fraud measure. Prior to the election, Afghan women's-rights activists demanded this requirement be lifted as some women would be reluctant to have their photos taken, whether due to their own views or the views of a relatively conservative Afghan society.

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