Afghanistan Vote – level 2
Afghanistan held its presidential election. There were problems with the voter turnout because around 20% of registered votes came to vote.
People were afraid to vote because of Taliban threats. One voting official said that 68 Taliban attacks happened during the voting, killing at least five people and hurting more. There were also problems with identifying voters, angry election workers, and incomplete lists of voters.
Now 20% of Afghanistan’s voters are going to decide the next president. The main candidates are the current president and his chief executive. People are going to find out the results in November.
Difficult words: voter turnout (how many people come vote), threat (when someone says he is going to hurt or kill you), chief executive (a leader who helps the president do his job).
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