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Afghan women show identification cards as they wait to cast their votes. (Photo: Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
15 Jun 18
Lucrative trade risks further delegitimising electoral process.
Officials and activists are warning that very few women are registering to vote in upcoming elections. (Photo: 	Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
13 Jun 18
Conservative traditions mean that most do not even have national ID cards.
(Photo: Marcel Mettelsiefen/Getty Images)
11 Jun 18
A low turn-out risks undermining the credibility of the outcome.
8 Jun 18
Locals complain of having to travel unreasonable distances for the chance to participate in upcoming polls.
31 May 18
People reluctant to even register to vote amid security threats and ongoing corruption.
Although Raul Castro is stepping down as Cuba's leader, this is no victory for democracy. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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17 Apr 18
Despite elections, real political change remains as far away as ever.
Pro-government candidate Sooronbai Zheenbekov. (Photo: Office of S. Zheenbekov)
17 Oct 17
The country’s next president looks set follow in the footsteps of the incumbent.
(Photo courtesy of N. Musaeva)
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13 Oct 17
Watchdog claims that outlets wilfully ignore both legal norms and informal ethical codes.
President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambaev. (Photo: Host Photo Agency/Ria Novosti via Getty Images)
13 Oct 17
Allegations that official sources are attempting to thwart rival’s campaign.
29 Sep 17
Critics argue that Muslim leader should be penalised for offering election endorsement.

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