Afghanistan: PRE 2009 Presidential Elections
Saturday, August 22, 2009
The second 'democratic' Afghan presidential elections took place on the 20th of August. Afghanistan is a country riddled with corruption, drugs and violence. 6500 polling stations have been set up, but with threats and attacks from the Taliban occurring daily, many wonder how many Afghans will take the risk to vote in an election that most see as being decided by powers outside Afghanistan. On the 19th we headed down to Wardak province [35kms from Kabul] where witness the convenient surrender of 17 Taliban [including to commanders] and their cache of 80 odd weapons.