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Afghans Candidates Campaign Amid Violence

Candidates in minivans with bullhorns wove through Kabul’s chaotic traffic Thursday making final pitches for legislative elections seen as a key move toward stability after a quarter-century of war. Across Afghanistan, violence left 10 people dead. With campaigning forbidden after 6 a.m. Friday — 48 hours before polls open — candidates met with people in the dusty heat and stumped in public squares. The United States hopes Sunday’s elections for a new parliament and 34 provincial councils will help sideline a rejuvenated Taliban insurgency, which has threatened to subvert the elections and left more than 1,200 people dead in the past six months.Full Story

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