Afghanistan’s Parliamentary Elections Delayed

The first post-Taliban parliamentary elections that were scheduled to take place in Afghanistan have been postponed due to security and logistical concerns. The elections scheduled to take place in May could be delayed by six months or more, reports BBC News.

Joint presidential and parliamentary elections were originally scheduled to take place in June 2004. However, due to security concerns the presidential election did not take place until October, and parliamentary elections still have not taken place. Security continues to be a major obstacle to the rebuilding of democracy and reconstruction of the country.

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BBC News 2/24/05; Associated Press 2/24/05

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