Afghanistan Holds Presidential and Provincial Council Elections
Millions of Afghan women and men cast their ballots in Presidential and Provincial Council elections on 5 April, in an important step forward in their country’s first democratic transition of power. The Secretary-General welcomed “their momentous achievement”. He noted in particular “the strong participation of women in the polls, as elections workers, observers, candidates and, above all, as voters – another step forward for Afghan women in taking their rightful place in society”.
A woman electoral officer and a woman voter at a polling station in Kabul.