Mounting Urgency Over Afghan Elections

With Kai Eide and Ashraf Ghani saying preparations need to start now, experts are warning the next round of elections will be harder than the first.

Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 05/28/2008 12:00 am EDT

On Oct. 9, 2004, more than eight million Afghans went to the polls to elect a president for the first time in the country's history. The event, as well as parliamentary elections 11 months later, was considered a landmark for the Central Asian country, which had been battered by 30 years of war and foreign interventions.

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