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Afghans relieved by smooth election, high turnout

Kabul remains under tight security after Afghanistan's landmark presidential election. Voter turnout was bigger than expected...nearly 60 percent. This, despite threats from Taliban insurgents to derail the vote with violence. There's a palpable sense that, just perhaps, greater stability is finally within reach. (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) ABDUL LATIF, RESIDENT OF KABUL, SAYING: "We are so happy that yesterday's election took place in a peaceful environment. There was good security around the country and everywhere was peaceful." Saturday's election was Afghanistan's first attempt at a democratic transfer of power since the Taliban lost control of the country. Shukria Barakzai is a member of parliament. She says the high turnout despite the security threat sent a message to the Taliban, who had called the election a Western sham. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT AND POLITICAL ANALYST SHUKRIA BARAEKZAI, SAYING: "That was a fa

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