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Abdullah Abdullah hoping third time’s a charm in Afghan vote

Abdullah Abdullah hoping third time’s a charm in Afghan vote



Anti-Taliban resistance veteran faces off against old rival Ashraf Ghani in election on SaturdayAbdullah Abdullah has spent more than a decade trying to become Afghanistan’s president, contesting three separate votes and coming within touching distance in 2014 before watching the prize slip out of his grasp.In most other countries, repeated high-profile losses would almost certainly spell the end of a political career, despite Abdullah’s credentials from years serving with the anti-Soviet and anti-Taliban resistance and later in government. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/27/afghanistan-presidential-election-abdullah-abdullah-ashraf-ghani

Author : Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul

Publish date : 2019-09-27 14:37:12

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