WOMEN EMERGE AS NEW FORCE IN AFGAN POLL

SATURDAY’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IS FEATURING WOMEN IN A MORE PROMINENT ROLE THAN EVER BEFORE

ONE EXAMPLE IS HABIBA SARABI, SHE STANDS AS VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE WHO HAS RECENTLY GIVEN A PUBLIC SPEECH.

MANY THINGS HAVE CHANGED FOR WOMEN AND THEIR RIGHTS SINCE THE FALL OF THE TALIBANS.

LET’S THINK THAT HAMID KARZAI’S WIFE FOR EXAMPLE HAS NEVER APPEARED IN PUBLIC

SINCE THA FALL OF THE TALIBANS IN 2001, WOMEN HAVE HAD ACCESS TO EDUCATION AND EMPLOYEMENT.THEIR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION HAS BEEN ENCOURAGED TOO.

ON THE 5TH OF APRIL THERE WILL BE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS TO REPLACE HAMID KARZAI WHO WILL END HIS SECOND MANDATE AT THE END OF MAY. THE GENERAL FEAR IS THAT FRAUDS MIGHT LEAD TO THE DISQUALIFICATION OF HUNDRES OF VOTES AS SECURTIY IS WEAK.THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED IN 2009 WHEN 1 MILLION VOTES WERE DISQUALIFIED.

ONLY A QUARTER OF AFGHANS EXPECT THE VOTE TO BE CLEAN.THE TALIBAN WHO BOYCOTT THE VOTE HAVE BEEN INCREASING THEIR ATTACKS AROUND KABUL. THERE ARE 11 CANDIDATES IN TOTAL

ABDULLAH ABDULLAH WHO TOOK PART IN THE 2009 ELECTIONS IS LIKELY TO WIN AS WELL AS ZALMAY RASSUOL.

HARD TO SAY WHAT KIND OF PRESIDENT AFGHANISTAN AWAITS CERTAINLY THE ETHNIC AND CULTURAL BELONGING FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL PLAYS A CRUCIAL ROLE FOR THE FUTURE TO COME

 

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