Donkeys and camels hired to aid Afghan poll


Artykuł pochodzi z pisma "Guardian"

Afghan election officials have hired 1,200 donkeys, 24 camels, 300 horses and nine helicopters to deliver ballot boxes to the most remote parts of the country's rugged terrain ahead of Sunday's election.
A deluge of candidates - 5,800 for the 249-seat lower house of parliament and 34 provincial councils - will see voters grappling with some of the world's largest ballot papers.
Voters in Kabul must wade through 14 broadsheet pages containing photographs and symbols of more than 700 candidates, choosing just two.
Voting is scheduled to take 10 hours but could extend into the night, the chief electoral officer, Peter Erben, said. Officials are also worried about the"assassination clause" - a rule that provides for a second-placed candidate to be elected in the event of the winner's death. In a country still awash with private militias and weapons, that could be seen as an invitation for losing candidates to overturn defeat by murdering their victorious opponents.
Counting Sunday's vote will take at least three weeks and it is expected to be at least six months before the fractious parliament starts work. "It's going to be pretty chaotic," admitted a senior government official.
Gunmen in the conservative Nuristan province yesterday shot a female candidate several times. She was airlifted to Bagram military base north of Kabul. A US spokeswoman described her condition as "stable".
In Kabul intelligence officials warned of the likelihood a spectacular Taliban attack against a western target to derail the historic poll.

assassination- zabójstwo, zamach
awash- zalany
ballot box- urna wyborcza
clause- klauzula
defeat- porażka, klęska
deluge- zalew
derail- wykolejać
extend- rozciągać się, rozprzestrzeniać się
fractious- nieposłuszny
grapple- zmagać się, mocować się
overturn- obalać, przewracać
remote- odległy
rugged- dziki, niedostępny
schedule- planować, sporządzać harmonogram
spokeswoman- rzeczniczka
terrain- teren
wade through- brnąć


Nie masz uprawnień do komentowania

Wszystko do nauki języków


Komunikat dla użytkowników:

Od dnia 7.01.2019 zaprzestaliśmy codziennego wysyłania listy słówek.

Zaloguj się lub zarejestruj aby skorzystać ze wszystkich funkcji portalu.

Loading ...