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Economic Impacts of Post-2014 Afghanistan

Saad Shabbir The Afghan presidential elections have taken yet another turn after the first round led to a run-off between the two candidates - former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and former World Bank official Ashraf Ghani. The announcement of preliminary results on Sunday indicate a clear margin of 1.3 million votes in favor of Ashraf Ghani. Just before the official announcement of preliminary vote count, Abdullah Abdullah raised concerns over the impartiality of the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan with his followers engaged in countrywide protests. With the final results of the presidential elections already causing unrest and ISAF pulling out its troops culminating a decade long war, Afghanistan is on the brink of...

July 12, 2014 at 9:42 pm | News Desk