As the Afghan people prepare to head to the polls in four days time, a clearer picture is emerging of a desperate country in which an election will probably improve nothing, especially if the frontrunner, Hamid Karzai, manages to horse trade his way to another term in office.
According to The Guardian, Karzai's fate and fortunes likely hinge on Kandahar City where even the local emergency ward is furiously stocking up on "election supplies." It's an eye-opener. Read it here:
The article claims that Karzai is the Taliban's favourite in this election. That shouldn't be too surprising given how well they've done against him so far.