Votes sell for about $5 in Afghanistan as presidential race begins | Reuters

With people selling their votes for the price of a lunch, the entirety of the installed government seems to be for sale on the very cheap. A camel could easily fetch several thousand (depending on the quality of the camel, they can fetch $20,000 easily).

Credit: Reuters/Mohammad Ismail

Gul, who had a long, black beard and was dressed in the traditional loose salwar kameez, said he was able to buy voter cards for 200 Pakistani rupees ($1.89) each from villagers and sell them on for 500 rupees ($4.73) to campaign managers, who can use them in connivance with poll officials to cast seemingly legitimate votes.

From each card, Gul said, he made enough money to pay for a hearty meal like kebabs with rice, and maybe even a soda.

via Votes sell for about $5 in Afghanistan as presidential race begins | Reuters.

 

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