The UN Security Council congratulated the Afghan people for their participation in Thursday’s election.
The capital Kabul was relatively quiet as two days of holiday were declared to allow for the vote. It provided time for Afghans to digest the events of the second post-Taliban election. In Kabul the talk on the streets is election, election, election: “In some of the provinces, the roads were closed, and in some provinces, because of the rockets and other incidents, people were not able to go to vote. In Kabul it was good although the people had lots of challenges, people voted for their favourite candidate, “ said one voter. “ The election, passed off really well and it was fun. During the elections, the security forces were behaving very well with the people. In some places, there were problems, but this happens in every country. This is the second election in Afghanistan, but it passed very well.” All eyes are now on the count and for the people of Afghanistan its a chance to relax following the increased tension and stress brought about by the poll.