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Kandaharis Want Security, Promise Attending Run-off

(Last Updated On: May 24, 2014)


The residents of southern Kandahar province have promised to take part in the second round of Presidential Election, demanding the government to ensure their security.

Despite more challenging round of election throughout the country, the people of Kandahar promised to attend the polls and vote for democracy.

“We hope the security forces will provide our security as they did in the first round,” an inhabitant of Kandahar said. “Definitely we will attend the polls.”

These statements are expressed by the Kandaharis after some people showed unwillingness to participate in the elections following possible insecurity events as threatened by the Taliban.

But the provincial election office of Kandahar rejected the concerns, promising ensured security on the Election Day.

The Presidential Election held on April 5 went to the second round between two frontrunners as none of the candidates achieved the required 50+1 percent of votes.

The run-off voting will be held on June 14 between Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, and the results will be announced on July 22.

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