Hamid Karzai's term as Afghan President is almost up. Now the Afghan people have to choose a new leader. The question is who is most likely to replace the President?
The Helmand politician was speaking with advisers about the upcoming elections when a bomb planted in his sofa exploded. Several candidates have been assassinated across the country ahead of parliamentary elections.
Since the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, every election there has been more fraudulent than the last. Experts say that's a consequence of the nation's shaky democratic foundations.
Technical issues persisted on the second day of the violence-marred parliamentary elections. Around 3 million Afghans voted defying calls from the Taliban militant group to boycott the ballot.
The Afghan government is tasked with organizing a parliamentary election at a time when the Taliban are at their strongest since 2001. Electoral irregularities and power brokering also complicate a fair voting process.
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