Elections in Afghanistan: Looking to the Future

  • January 15, 2008
  • Michael J Metrinko

The upcoming Afghani elections are essential to the country's political development, and are a major step in the peaceful transmission of power. However, lack of security, pervasive corruption, reluctance to finance the effort,and disagreement over timing impact the feasibility of holding elections. While none of these factors in and of themselves is sufficient to prevent the upcoming elections, taken in combination they present a formidable challenge.