Afghanistan: Parliamentary Elections a Critical Point for Kabul

Election staff is trained at a polling station in Bamiyan province ahead of the Afghan parliamentary elections. (Photo: Democracy International)

Afghanistan’s parliamentary election on September 18 is shaping up as a critical democratization test. Over the past five years, parliament has acted as virtually the only check on President Hamid Karzai’s authority.

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Aunohita Mojumdar is an Indian freelance journalist based in Kabul.

Afghanistan: Parliamentary Elections a Critical Point for Kabul

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