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Status of Afghanistan Presidential Elections and What’s at Stake

October 4, 2019

Episode Notes:

Over the weekend, Afghanistan held a presidential election, whereafter the leading candidates, including the current president, have claimed victory.

Johnny Walsh, Senior Expert on Afghanistan at the United States Institute of Peace and former Lead Adviser on the Afghan peace process with the State Department, joins the WarCast to discuss the candidates, turnout, and how the outcome will impact the peace process.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:49 ] Distinctions between the candidates
[ 2:53 ] Turnout and results
[ 4:44 ] Causes of turnout numbers
[ 7:00 ] What to expect over the coming weeks
[ 8:45 ] Role of U.S.-Taliban peace talks

Follow Johnny on Twitter: @johnnybwalsh

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