The presidential election in Afghanistan is scheduled for 9 October. As of 23 August 10.35 million Afghans had registered to vote. That is good. That so many people have registered must indicate that people feel a tremendous relief at being free of the Taliban regime. (Although apparently only 42% of eligible women have registered.)
But it is also strange… Why? Because the voting population is estimated to contain just 9.5 million people! It may be just that voting cards are so easy to get hold of that people are having fun trying to collect as many as possible.