Threats Cut Election Turnout in Afghanistan

KABUL—Taliban intimidation and violence during Afghanistan's parliamentary elections kept many voters away from the polls, producing the lowest turnout in any Afghan election since the U.S. invasion in 2001, amid reports of widespread fraud.

"Ballot-stuffing was seen to varying extents in most provinces," said the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan, the country's largest observer group, adding that it has "serious concerns about the quality of the elections."


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