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Afghanistan presidential election 2014
Afghans vote for a new president on Saturday 5 April, if they dare brave threats from the Taliban to violently disrupt the poll. With nine candidates and no clear favourite, the vote to replace Hamid Karzai could go to a second round. Accusations of corruption have already been aired and suicide attacks and murders have already cost lives.
Whoever wins Afghanistan's 2014 presidential election will have more problems to solve than the average president. One of the poorest and most corrupt countries in the world, Afghanistan suffers ethnic rivalries and a violent insurgency as foreign …
Outgoing Afghan president Hamid Karzai called on his compatriots to defy the Taliban and vote in a historic presidential election on Saturday. Despite rain and cold, queues were reported at polling stations in Kabul and turnout appeared to be high …