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Afghanistan Moves Parliamentary Elections to September, UN Welcomes Delay

Afghanistan’s electoral body announced yesterday that parliamentary elections originally scheduled for May 22 will be delayed until September. The announcement was welcomed by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), whose head Kai Eide said the delay “provides time to make improvements to the electoral process based on lessons learned during the presidential and Provincial Council elections in 2009.”

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Attack in Kabul

Ed Note: UN Dispatch welcomes blogger Una Moore to our roster of contributors.  Una is an international development specialist who focuses on security and governance in post-conflict settings.  Follow her on Twitter.