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Millions of Afghans go to the polls, fifteen wounded in the attack

Nearly ten million people in Afghanistan are allowed on Saturday to vote for a new president to choose from. Taliban leaders warned before the election for irregularities, because of the vredesoverleg between the communist party and the United States of america folded away it is. A few hours after the opening of the ballot boxes, the attack took place.

At a polling station in the south to place People, to be fifteen people were injured in the explosion, writes the news agency Reuters. The cause of action is not yet made.

Out of fear of more terrorist attacks, it is a part of the capital Kabul on Saturday on a budget. Of the more than 100,000 military personnel and police officers are going to be the safety and security of the country and to protect it.

The current president, Ashraf Ghani, has a good chance of a second five-year term contracts. He did last week, have narrowly escaped an assassination attempt by the Taliban. The organization refuses to work directly with the Afghan government to communicate with them.

Ghani’s main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah. There are a total of twenty candidates, but the majority of them will be playing not expected to have a significant role in this.

The preliminary results in mid-October

Provisional results will be on the 19th of October. In the first round of voting, no candidate has more than 50 per cent of the vote to win, there will be a second round, the two candidates with the highest number of votes. That is, it will probably be at the end of november.

The Taliban, called for the previous month on the way to the election: “The election is nothing more than a ploy to get the common people to be deceived, and the ego’s of a few neppolitici to be fulfilled.”

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