Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

As election approaches, Afghans complain their country is run by the diaspora

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Los Angeles Times, 26 September 2019

This pre-election article looks at what people think about the poll and that many candidates have their families outside the country, and quotes AAN’s Ali Adili:

In parliamentary elections last year, almost two-thirds of voters stayed away from the polls.

“We have reason to believe that this year’s turnout could be even lower,” said Ali Yawar Adili, an election expert at the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a Kabul-based research group. “People have lost confidence.”