June 11, 2014

Afghan elections: Power of youth

With nearly two thirds of the population under 25, we ask young Afghans about the future of their country.

On Wednesday, June 11 at 19:30 GMT:

Afghanistan’s runoff election is days away and marks the first democratic transfer of power since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. But many young Afghans see the elections as a source of frustration, not inspiration. With nearly two thirds of the population under the age of 25, the vote hangs on their shoulders. So, what issues do young Afghans want addressed? Join us at 19:30 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Aarya Nijat @aaryanijat
Governance researcher

Sajid Arghandaiwal @SajidArghandaiw
Social activist

Ahmad Shuja @AhmadShuja
Human Rights researcher in Kabul

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