Afghans Weigh In On Presidential Election

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Renee Montagne, host of Morning Edition
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, NPR's bureau chief in Afghanistan
Scott Mastic, deputy director for Afghanistan and Pakistan, International Republican Institute
Farhad Darya, Afghan singer and songwriter

Polls are closed and the counting has begun in Afghanistan's second-ever presidential election. Millions of Afghans cast their ballots in relative calm, despite threats of violence from the Taliban, and sporadic militant attacks.



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