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The Next Afghan President

11 October, 2004

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Afghanistan's first democratic election on October 9,2004 has been thrown into confusion after it was announced that most presidential candidates including ethnic Tajik former Interior Minister Yunus Qanooni, Uzbek strongman Abdul Rashid Dostum, and Massooda Jalal, the only female candidate. were boycotting it. The move follows claims of widespread voting irregularities.

Karzai is widely favored to win, but it is not clear if he will garner the outright majority necessary to avoid a second round against the runner-up.

"A marvelous thing is happening in Afghanistan," Bush told a breakfast fund-raiser for local Republican candidates. "Freedom is powerful. Think about a society in which young girls couldn't go to school, and their mothers were whipped in the public square, and today they're holding a presidential election."

Is there any hope for the peaceful Afghanistan after the first Presidential elections ?

Whom would you like to see the next President of Afghanistan ?

Has United States played a heavy hand in Afghan's first Presidential elections ?

Reader Comments:

Karzai Uncle Sam's man

Totally unfair elections ,a single person has voted as many as six times.

I must say that the first democratic elections were for KABUL not for Afghanistan.

I am sure there will be no peace and no progress in rebuilding Afghanistan.

Karzai's puppet Govt was just in Kabul ,the reality is totally different,Talibans control most of the Afghanistan and now the game is in full swing.

Proud Pakistani, Pakistan - 11 October, 2004

Proud Pakistani is a big liar!

In the entire history of Afghanistan, this is a first election. It will take some time till the demoracy finds its roots there. We must support this process. Without Karzai there is no future of Afghanistan and we must support this democratic process.
This Proud Pakistani who has commented below wants to see his glorious time back in swing. Dream on.....

Sunny, Pakistan - 13 October, 2004

Afghanistan's Time

This is your time Afghanistan. Take it and use it well.

Carollane, United Kingdom - 17 October, 2004

i think america is not bringing peace into afghanistan but bush is trying to ruin it. on one hand he is showing us how he is helping afghanistan by brigning some new technologies and doctors and giving money but on the other hand he is bombing afghanistan, throwing bombs everywhere. thats not a way to bring peace . i really appreciate for all the other good things that he is doing in afghanistan but he should stop bombing afghanistan

unknown, Aruba - 09 February, 2005

i dont have anything to say

unknown, Aruba - 09 February, 2005

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