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UN says Afghan vote can legitimise postwar scene

Afghanistan has a chance for real political legitimacy when voters go to the polls in the country’s first post-Taliban presidential election, the UN’s envoy to the nation said. Jean Arnault told the UN Security Council that high voter registration showed the importance of the October 9 presidential poll, which has already been delayed twice due to security issues. “Elections in the wake of a prolonged conflict are meant to create political legitimacy for the postwar order. The presidential election in Afghanistan now has the potential to do just this,” Arnault told the council. Full Story

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