The 2018 Election Observed (4) in Paktika: Pre-election fraud and relatively peaceful polling

Where Paktika has been famous for ballot stuffing and mass proxy voting in previous elections, locals claim that this election was very different. A softer Taleban stance and a new slate of candidates, they say, allowed for more extensive campaigning. And the new electoral measures prevented rigging which, as a result, the electorate – including … Continue reading The 2018 Election Observed (4) in Paktika: Pre-election fraud and relatively peaceful polling