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Afghanistan's uncommon voting system

Afghan voters choose one candidate, but there are multiple seats to be filled in each province, so the candidates who earn the highest number of votes fill the seats. There are a total of 249 provincial council seats up for grabs this election and more than 2,500 candidates.

Graphic on the uncommon voting system in Afghanistan

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