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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan voters are lining up in a last-minute rush to register for voting cards in a sign that interest in Saturday’s presidential election is high despite fears of violence.

The Taliban have vowed to “use all force” to disrupt the balloting and the militants already have staged several high-profile attacks in the Afghan capital of Kabul in recent weeks.

But men and women lined up on the last day of registration Tuesday say they won’t let the threats keep them away from the polls as Afghanistan experiences its first democratic transfer of power. President Hamid Karzai is constitutionally barred from a third term.

Shopkeeper Ghulam Abbas says Karzai didn’t keep his promises to make the country better and he hopes a new president will give the country a fresh start.


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