Published On: Sat, Sep 15th, 2018

#Ghani well placed to win second term as Afghan president – #Afghanistan is a #Pashtun majority country and candidates with Pashtun ethnicity are more likely to get elected.

Ever since becoming Afghanistan’s president in September 2014, Ashraf Ghani has been at war with warlords and other strongmen that challenge not only his authority but also the writ of the state. The powerful governor of the northern Balkh province, the virtual king, was removed by Ghani a few months ago after some tactful politicking. This and other bold steps by the president, while giving him a hard time, has also won him friends for delivering on his campaign promise to act against the warlords. But the story does not end here: There are hundreds of other powerful warlords who are either members of Parliament or influence politics through various means.

Source: Ghani well placed to win second term as Afghan president | Arab News

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