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Afghan Hazaras Emerge as Power Brokers in President Elections

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Wall Street Journal, 7 March 2014

In an article discussing the role of "Afghanistan's once-persecuted ethnic Hazara minority… as a formidable power broker in the April presidential election, AAN's Martine van Bijlert is quoted as saying:

"There is a general feeling among Hazaras that they are much less vulnerable than they have been historically, and they have never had so many opportunities," said Martine van Bijlert, co-director of the Afghan [sic] Analysts Network, a Kabul-based research group. "And it is something they don't want to lose."


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