KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday exercised his voting right and asked people to vote for a candidate of their choice. The ballot process formally started at 7:00 am throughout the country.
“Today, Afghans are taking yet another step toward peace, progress and stability,” Karzai told reporters after casting his vote.
Ineligible to run for a third term, Karzai urged people to cast voter in large number which would help put the country on path to development and self reliance. People’s participation in the democratic exercise could pave ground for prosperity of the next generation, he added.
Chairman of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has formally started the voting process by casting his ballot soon after the kicking off of the process.
Frontrunners, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and his rival Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai are contesting the runoff ballot.

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