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AAN in the Media

Final deals cut as Afghan election candidates rush to register

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Business Recorder/AFP, 6 October 2013

AAN’s Martine van Bijlert is quoted in this report about the registration of Afghan presidential candidates closing today as predicting a repeat of the fraud, low turnout, violence and contested results that have mired previous votes. “A myopic sense of optimism (exists) that this election will somehow be better than the previous ones. It will not,” she said in a briefing paper.