24 July 2009 - “Hello and good evening. I want to welcome you to the first presidential debate.”
The words of television journalist Mujahid Kakar as he opened Afghanistan’s first ever televised presidential debate last night.
22 July 2009 - Afghanistan is headed towards a new beginning in its history. The elections due to take place in just a few weeks will not only determine the fate of the country for the next five years, but will also establish its future and the future of its people for a long time to come.
15 July 2009 - The Security Council today welcomed the Afghan-led preparations for next month’s presidential and provincial council elections, and stressed the importance of “free, fair, transparent, credible, secure and inclusive” polls.