Women Wait in Line in Kabul to Vote in Parliamentary Elections

StoryfulNewsPublished: October 20, 2018
Published: October 20, 2018

Women in Kabul began waiting in line early on October 20 to cast their vote in Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections. The vote comes days after a gun attack at a compound in Kandahar on October 18 in which two senior Afghan officials were killed. The attack prompted a decision to delay the vote in Kandahar by a week. The national elections were delayed for years, most recently from a July 2018 date into October. Many polling stations failed to open on time however, reportedly due to lack of staff and a high voter turnout, with the polling station in Omid-e-Sabz, Kabul, remaining unopened four hours after voting officially began. In response, the Independent Electoral Commission announced that polling stations which opened late would open again the following day. There were multiple reports of violence in the capital, Kabul, and elsewhere in the country on election day. Credit: TOLOnews via Storyful

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