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Why are Afghan candidates desperately wooing the Hazara vote?

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France 24, 26 March 2014

This article on the website of French international TV looks at the potential of Afghanistan's Hazaras as "a very desirable vote block for candidates" in the upcoming election but also pointing out how this — theoretical — block is split. AAN's Martine van Bijlert is also quoted: “They are the group with the greatest mobilizing power. You'll see on Election Day, polling stations in Hazara-dominated areas overflowing. They have a sense, in general, that this is their chance in history.” 


Elections ethnic groups Hazaras