Sunday, October 15, 2017

Afghan Governance News

Upcoming Afghan Elections. The parliamentary elections are coming up soon. Afghanistan is facing some significant technical problems coupled with political wrangling. These elections will be followed by Presidential elections one year later. See "Afghanistan election plans face political, technical test", EuroNews, October 10, 2017.

Karzai Speaks Out. Former President Karzai held a press conference where he criticized the United States for the role it plays in Afghanistan. He also called for an immediate loya jirga, talks with Pakistan, and talks with the Taliban. See "Karzai Calls for Urgent Loya Jirga"Tolo News, October 12, 2017.

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