Subscribe Register Login

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12:54 a.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Afghan polling stations close after heavy turnout

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 5, 2014 at 9:55 a.m.

afghan-men-line-up-for-registration-process-before-they-cast-their-votes-at-a-polling-station-in-kabul-afghanistan-saturday-april-5-2014-afghans-flocked-to-polling-stations-nationwide-on-saturday-defying-a-threat-of-violence-by-the-taliban-to-cast-ballots-in-what-promises-to-be-the-nations-first-democratic-transfer-of-power

Afghan men line up for registration process before they cast their votes at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Afghans flocked to polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation's first democratic transfer of power.

— Afghan polling stations have closed after nearly 10 hours of voting that saw a massive turnout, including in some of the most dangerous areas of the country.

Electoral workers wearing blue vests with the logo of the Independent Election Commission pulled the paper ballots out of boxes and carefully showed them in footage shown live on national television Saturday.

Partial results are expected as soon as Sunday.

Saturday's vote was a sharp contrast from Afghanistan's 2009 election, which was marred by widespread allegations of vote-rigging that tarnished President Hamid Karzai's re-election.

Comments on: Afghan polling stations close after heavy turnout

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Cnas

    Greystone Nursing and Rehab 121 Spring Valley Road, Cabot AR...
    Cabot, AR

  • Behavioral health tech

    vantage point of northwest arkansas Is seeking qualified app...
    SPRINGDALE, AR

  • Finish heavy equipme

    Redstone Construction Group has the following positions avai...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Cna's

    brighton ridge attention Brighton Ridge of Eureka Springs is...
    EUREKA SPRINGS, AR

  • Cna

    Butterfield Trail Village is now accepting applications for:...
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR

Search 879 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online