Women candidates face ‘small-scale war’ in Afghan election

Election posters of parliamentary candidates are installed on a street while a boy walks past in Jalalabad, Afghanistan October 6, 2018. REUTERS/Parwiz

KABUL (Reuters) – More female candidates than ever are set to contest Afghanistan’s upcoming parliamentary election, braving violence and opposition from social conservatives in a campaign seen as a test of the war-torn nation’s democratic institutions. “Elections in my country are not just about victory or defeat,” said Dewa Niazai, a 26 year-old candidate from […]

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