Presidential polls closed in Afghanistan

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The ritual of choosing a president, who will most likely be a puppet of the US, has ended in Afghanistan.

Taliban fighters had pledged to disrupt the balloting, warning the people against voting.

There have been several incidents of violence in the south and east, including rocket attacks in Kandahar Province which were launched from neighboring Pakistan.

The eligible and the legally ineligible alike were lining up to vote, all with voter ID cards.

Nazanin, 16, also seemed focused on the presidential election over the provincial elections, taking place on the same day. “I think war is enough and we want peace,” said the high school student, on why she was voting.

Although not legally being eligible to vote herself (but was voting nonetheless), she also said she fears “fraud by government officials.”

Source: The Spring and agencies

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