September 01, 2014

High turnout expected in Afghanistan presidential election

By Ghanizada - Sun Jun 30 2013, 9:14 pm

Afghanistan presidential electionA new survey report reveals a high election turnout as 76 percent of Afghans are willing to participate in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled in April 2014.

Democracy International which conducted the survey in 34 provinces of Afghanistan further revealed that 12 percent of the Afghans are not willing to participate in presidential elections.

The survey was randomly conducted across 34 provinces of Afghanistan and various people from different parts of the country were questioned regarding elections, democracy and knowledge of people regarding the election issues.

Head of the research department in Democracy International Mohammad Sediq Baraki in a news conference on Sunday said that instability is one of the main reason which prevents people from participating in the upcoming presidential elections.

Mr. Baraki further added that participants in the survey insisted on security as one of the main conditions for their participation in presidential elections, and urged the international community and the Afghan government to ensure the security of voters.

According to the survey majority of the educated individuals and students have shown their willingness to vote in the upcoming presidential elections.

The survey also reveals that 35 percent people were unaware of the voting process during the earlier elections, and only 25 percent others were fully aware of the elections process and issues.

In the meantime Mohammad Sediq Baraki said that around 73 percent people are against the participation of anti-government militant groups in presidential elections.

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