Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Afghanistan Votes For President Amid Worries Of Fraud And Violence

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NPR, 27 September 2019

In this article by US national public radio, AAN’s Kate clark is quoted multiple times :

“This is not an election for the whole country,” says Kate Clark, the co-director of Afghanistan Analysts Network, a Kabul-based policy research organization. “It will be an election for some citizens who will be able to get to vote.” (…)

“The negotiations between the U.S. and the Taliban kept putting the possibility of [an] interim government on the table, which meant that most of the campaigns didn’t really get going until late in the day,” Clark says. (…)

“Basically whenever you’ve got murkiness you’ve got a danger of fraud,” Clark adds. (…) Some polling centers were expected to be open in areas under Taliban control, what Clark described as “really dodgy places … places where mass fraud is attempted.”