Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

As Afghan election campaign opens, insurgents attack office of Ghani’s top running mate

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Washington Post, 29 July 2019

AAN’s latest election analysis by Ali Adili is quoted in this report:

In a report released Sunday, the independent Afghanistan Analysts Network noted that some experts believe a change of government should not take place until the Taliban can participate, although others argue that “sacrificing elections might mean they are never again held” under Taliban control.

The network quotes an aide to one candidate saying “We prefer to have peace first and then conduct elections in a peaceful environment.”