- In 6,212 centres across Afghanistan, citizens voted in last week’s landmark Presidential and Provincial Council elections. For the first time, one democratically elected government will hand over power to the next!
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- A fundamental aspect of a democratic state is the right of its citizens to participate in decision-making processes. The success of development and participatory governance depends on both a robust state and an active civil society with healthy levels of civic engagement.
- "Democracy cannot be exported or imposed; it must come from the will of the people. The rest of us can support nations on the path they lay out for themselves to meet their aspirations for equity, inclusiveness and empowerment." - Helen Clark