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Little power for Afghans elected to local councils

Weeks after the election, posters for candidates still covered a wall in Kabul. Weeks after the election, posters for candidates still covered a wall in Kabul. (Ahmad Masood/ Reuters)
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / September 28, 2009

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WASHINGTON - They campaigned in the farthest corners of Afghanistan. They spent thousands of their own dollars on posters. They braved death threats from the Taliban. At least two were murdered. (Full article: 1120 words)

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