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Afghanistan If I were president

If I were president
Page last updated at 11:42 GMT, Tuesday, 19 January 2010

As Afghans prepare to cast their votes in the presidential and provincial council elections, BBC News asked people across the country what they would do if they were president.

"I would prioritise security and good governance"
"I would fight against national corruption"
"I would move foreign troops out of the main cities"
"I would initiate peace talks with the Taliban"
"I would punish anyone who moved a penny illegally"
"I would bring democracy within Islam traditions"
"I'd give former mujahideen a place in the army"
"I'd allocate a sizeable budget to agriculture"
"I'd ask the US to control their bombardment"
"I'd strongly support law enforcement"
"I have no other hopes but to see peace"
"I would make sure I get rid of corruption"
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