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Video: Polling 9,300 Afghans

November 12, 2014

Afghan citizens defied security threats and turned out in millions to vote in this year’s elections, leading to the country’s first democratic transition from one elected president to another. Following these historic elections and national security transition, some signs point to progress, but challenges remain surrounding corruption, security, women’s rights, the economy, the Taliban, and peace and reconciliation. On November 18, The Asia Foundation releases the most comprehensive and longest-running public opinion poll in Afghanistan with 9,300 face-to-face interviews. This video captures scenes from the polling process across all 34 provinces as 474 male and 435 female enumerators representing 11 ethnic groups conduct face-to-face interviews. Stay tuned for analysis of the survey findings and key issues in next week’s blog.


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