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Afghan Presidential Election Goes to Runoff

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Voice of America, 15 May 2014

In a report about the announcement of a necessary second round in the Afghan presidential election, AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted:

Observers like Kate Clark of the Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts Network hope voters will demonstrate the same kind of interest and excitement in the runoff.

“If the Afghan people can get to the polls and if the two teams really do engage in a debate and do not defraud the public, then it is hugely important for Afghanistan and the next president will have a mandate to do what he wants. This country needs a lot of strength in the presidency both in terms of making reforms, dealing with the rampant corruption and dealing with the Taliban,” said Clark. “And the better the elections the more legitimate the stronger his hands will be.”

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2014 Elections