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For Afghanistan, Parliamentary Elections Are Another Step on the Rocky Road to Democracy

Oct 17, 2018 | 10:00 GMT
An Afghan police officer stands guard after a political rally was attacked in Nangarhar province in early October.

An Afghan police officer stands guard outside a hospital after a suicide bomber attacked a political rally in Jalalabad, in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, on Oct. 2, 2018.

(NOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images)

For Afghanistan, the upcoming parliamentary elections will be a key test on its war-ravaged path to democracy. On Oct. 20, the South Asian country will elect members for most of the seats in the lower house of parliament. The polls were originally scheduled for 2015 but have been repeatedly delayed...

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