Voting begins in Afghanistan to elect a new President

Afghanistan goes to the polls today to elect a new President and representatives to about 450 seats in the Provincial Council.

Polling begins at 8 this morning and about 20 million voters are eligible to exercise their franchise.

The eight candidates are in the fray for the President’s post.

They include :
two former Afghan Foreign Ministers – Abdullah Abdullah and Zalmai Rassoul,
two former Finance Ministers – Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Hidayat Amin Arsala,
Islamist leader Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf,
former Governor Ghul Agha Sherza,
former member of Afghan Parliament Daoud Sultanzoy and
former Hizb-e-Islami leader Qutubuddin Hilal.

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Voting begins in Afghanistan to elect a new President
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