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Slideshow: Afghanistan’s Parliamentary Elections

An On-the-Ground Look

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Recently I served as an election observer with Democracy International for Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, which took place on September 18. I was based in Kabul and deployed to Balkh and Samangan provinces, where I met with analysts, academics, journalists, parliamentary candidates, election officials, U.N. officials, NGO workers, and others from Afghanistan and abroad. We discussed the elections, the political situation in Afghanistan, and U.S. strategy overall.

This slideshow highlights some of the sights I saw in the country during the elections.

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