Afghanistan’s elections and peacefully expired, it is likely to have low turnout

Afghanistan’s presidential elections are on Saturday is relatively quiet, has expired. Even though it is not yet clear how many votes have been cast, the majority of counties have a low turnout. This involves, among other things by the threat of terrorism, more small attacks, and riots at the polling stations.

The terrorist group had warned in the run-up to the Saturday before the violence, just as during the previous elections in the country. The authorities had, therefore, to preventive, hundreds of thousands of troops and policemen are deployed.

The Taliban has lots of little attacks. These are the lives of two policemen and one citizen at time of payment. In addition, there are 37 injured, in some cases. More casualties were avoided due to the removal of more than thirty explosives Friday night.

The number of victims is low compared to that of the second-to-last ballot. In the parliamentary elections in October of last year, 130 people are in order to the election-related violence. Hundreds of people were killed or wounded.

The Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, is the big favorite, his voice is in the capital city of Kabul. (Photo: Getty Images)

“A lot of time to vote’

International observers say that voters on Saturday to take a long time to make their voices bring, for example, due to technical difficulties and incomplete lists. It was also all of the voters, a measure to which women in the conservative regions are not agreed.

Because of the irregularities were in the polling stations two hours longer to be kept open. Based on the provisional statistics from the national electoral commission shows that only 2 out of the 9.6 million registered voters that a new president will have been chosen. There are no official figures are available.

The first election will be over the next few weeks as expected. Only recently, in november, and the final result is known. If no candidate has more than half of the number of votes won, there will be a second round of voting, with the two most popular candidates.

The population was allowed to choose up to twenty other candidates, including the current president, Ashraf Ghani. The second largest manufacturer of Ghani’s government, Abdullah Abdullah.


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