The Heat: Afghanistan Parliamentary elections

The Heat

Afghanistan Elections

The parliamentary elections in Afghanistan should have happened in 2015, but were repeatedly postponed due to security issues and political infighting over electoral reform measures. 

Finally, the voting was held over the weekend. It was scheduled for Saturday, but technical issues and threats from the Taliban forced the electoral commission to extend the election into Sunday.

CGTN’s Filio Kontrafouri reports from Kabul.

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To discuss all of this:

  • Omar Samad is a former Afghan Ambassador to France and Canada.
  • Nafay Choudhury is a Resident Research Fellow at the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies.
  • Michael O’Hanlon is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
  • Kamran Bokhari is a specialist in geopolitics of the Middle East and South Asia at the University of Ottawa.

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