Monday, October 07, 2013

Ahead of Afghan elections, warlords and bureaucrats prepare campaigns --- In KABUL — By Sunday evening, the list of candidates registered for next year’s presidential elections included some of Afghanistan’s most powerful officials and most notorious warlords. --- In a country still wrestling with democracy 12 years after the Taliban was overthrown, the high-profile candidates represent the pluralism of modern Afghan politics as well as the power still wielded by informal strongmen who once tore Afghanistan apart. - washingtonpost


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