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Kabul: Schiedsrichter Kerry pfeift zur Verlängerung des Wahlspektakels (subscribers only)

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Neues Deutschland (Berlin), 14 July 2014

Guest article by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in the Berlin.based daily, summarising the 4-point agreement brokered by US Secretary of State Kerry and looking ahead:

“Kerry’s mediation success is an important step forward. But some questions remain open. … In a government of national unity, many Karzai era politicians might appear again… and will stand in the way of a reorientation of governance, away from corruption and self-enrichment. Additionally,  Afghanistan needs a reform of its electoral system, including a reliable voter register the lack of which had caused the numbers salad at the root of the recent crisis.”