Eleições parlamentares no Afeganistão infographic
A infografia mostra as áreas de controlo dos talibãs e do Estado Islâmico e o número de baixas civis no período de Jan a Set entre 2009 e 2018.
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POLÍTICA

Afegãos elegem novo Parlamento por entre fraude e violência

October 20, 2018 - Milhões de afegãos deverão votar em eleições parlamentares
longamente adiadas, que foram maculadas por preparativos caóticos, acusações de fraude e a sempre presente violência

Around 8.9 million voters have registered themselves to cast ballots at 21,011 polling stations.

The Afghan election commission says 2,565 candidates are battling for the 249 seats in the Wolesi Jirga (House of the people).

With Taliban insurgents controlling about one-third of the country, thousands being killed in the fighting and doubts about the success of the U.S. strategy to force the rebels to accept peace talks by stepping up air strikes, the credibility of the Western-backed government is at stake.

At least 8,050 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first nine months of 2018, the United Nations says. The figure, roughly in line with the same period a year earlier, underlines how dire the security situation remains.

The vote is only the third parliamentary election since the 2001 U.S. invasion of the country.

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PUBLISHED: 16/10/2018; STORY: Graphic News
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