- Title: Afghanistan's Abdullah votes in presidential election
- Date: 28th September 2019
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (SEPTEMBER 28, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** AFGHAN CHIEF EXECUTIVE ABDULLAH ABDULLAH ARRIVING TO CAST HIS VOTE AT NADERIA HIGH SCHOOL VARIOUS OF ABDULLAH BEING REGISTERED ABDULLAH GOING TO CAST HIS VOTE ABDULLAH PUTTING HIS VOTE INTO BALLOT BOX ABDULLAH STANDING WITH HIS TEAM ABDULLAH WALKING TO GIVE SPEECH TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) AFGHAN CHIEF EXECUTIVE, ABDULLAH ABDULLAH, SAYING: "I appreciate from the great nation of Afghanistan both men and women, that despite all problems and threats, they are participating in the election to decide their destiny." SECURITY PERSONNEL GUARDING OUTSIDE THE POLLING CENTER BANNER READING: (Dari and Pashto) "VOTING CENTER" PEOPLE AND SECURITY OUTSIDE THE POLLING CENTER
- Embargoed: 12th October 2019 06:37
- Keywords: presidential election security Ashraf Ghani Abdullah Abdullah Taliban
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001AYKL9ON
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- Story Text: Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah voted in the country's presidential election at a Kabul high school on Saturday (September 28) hoping to become president.
Fourteen candidates are registered but the race will likely come down to incumbent President Ashraf Ghani and his former deputy Abdullah Abdullah.
The winner will play a crucial role in the country's quest to end the war with the Taliban and the resumption of talks between the insurgents and the United States that were called off earlier this month.
The hardline group, which controls more of the country than at anytime since its regime was toppled in 2001, has threatened voters to stay away from the election or face dire consequences.
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