Global Journalist
11:01 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Afghanistan's historic election

An Afghan man walks past an election poster of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, center, with two supporters as a woman waits for alms in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, June 6, 2014. Two blasts struck a convoy carrying Abdullah after a campaign event Friday in Kabul, killing several civilians but leaving the candidate himself unharmed, officials said.
Credit Rahmat Gul / AP Photo
Global Journalist for the week of 12 June 2014.

Afghans head to the polls this weekend in the second round of their presidential election. It's slated to be the first democratic transition in Afghanistan's history, and the race is down to two candidates. Abdullah Abdullah is the country's former foreign minister, and came in second in the country's last presidential election in 2009. He won the first round of the election in the beginning of April, and is originally from the capital Kabul. His opponent is Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan's former finance minister. He's from Logar in the eastern part of the country.

We look at the Afghan election, and what the results may mean for the country's development. Our guests:

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