Some 9.6 million Afghan voters go to the polls on Saturday. Afghan cycling and skate clubs are conducting a grassroots promotion of the election under a slogan of "peace and freestyle."
Tainted by alleged fraud and Taliban attacks on polling stations, what kind of mandate do elections give in a country beset by violence and weak rule of law? Conflict Zone meets the Afghan ambassador to the UN in Geneva.
Voter turnout in the presidential election is reportedly lower than expected despite the Taliban's failure to pull off large-scale attacks. DW examines the reasons behind the low participation rate and its implications.
As the war-torn country elects a president, experts have warned that widespread fraud and a low voter turnout due to Taliban threats could combine to cause an electoral crisis in Afghanistan.
Voting has ended in Afghanistan's presidential election amid fears that accusations of a deeply flawed vote could drive the war-weary country into chaos. Insurgent attacks on election day caused dozens of casualties.
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