Afghans Await Presidential Election Results

Afghans Await Presidential Election Results

As many as 7 million Afghans defied Taliban threats to vote for a new president and a new direction for their war-weary nation. Kojo examines the front-runners and their campaign promises.

As many as 7 million Afghans turned out to vote for a new president on Saturday, defying Taliban threats and dreary weather on election day. While the high turnout reflected a determination to alter the course of the war-weary nation, some voters had little confidence that the old-school politicians would in fact usher in change. Kojo examines the historic election and the path forward for Afghanistan.

Guests

Ali Latifi

Producer, Al Jazeera English

Sean Carberry

Kabul Correspondent, NPR

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