Afghan Youth Hope for Change

World Today

With nearly two-thirds of Afghans under the age of 25, this demographic will be critical for candidates to win in the election runoff.

But while young people do seem to be more engaged and enthusiastic for this vote compared to the one in 2009, major factors like fears over security, ethnic tensions, the war, vote rigging, and the candidates’ histories have all worked to pull attention away from this group. This makes their role in the upcoming ballot hard to gauge and their effect difficult to measure. CCTV correspondent Sean Callebs reports from Kabul.

Afghan Youth Hope for Change

Afghan Youth Hope for Change

Almost two thirds of Afghans are younger than 25, and many of them voted for the first time Saturday.CCTV's correspondent Sean Callebs reports from Kabul with more on the role of the youth in Afghanistan.