sexta-feira, 13 de junho de 2014

Afghanistan on high alert for the second round of the presidential

More than four thousand soldiers are on "high alert" to ensure the security of the ballot, even in the most remote areas of the country.

The Taliban warned the population to stay away from polling stations, threatening to affect the vote.

The favourite candidate, Abdullah Abdullah â€" former Minister of Foreign Affairs â€" which failed to win the prìmeira back on April 5, despite having obtained 45% of votes, had been the target of a failed assassination attempt last week.

The rival, Universitario and Economist Ashraf Ghani, a former Finance Minister, who came second in the first round, seems distant from access to the presidential function.

The brand also suffrage the end of Kharzai. Unable by the Constitution to introduce a new term, the outgoing head of State has said supporting Abdullah Abdullah.

Security in the country remains as one of the main challenges of the next head of State, when NATO forces should withdraw from the country by the end of the year after 12 years of conflict.

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