Agence France-PresseApril 5, 2014 14:32
Afghan elections are a mammoth undertaking that have to overcome the country's rugged terrain, poor infrastructure, Taliban attacks, lack of proper voter lists and the threat of fraud.
Official statistics reflect the scale of Saturday's presidential and provincial council vote.
-- 3,473 donkeys to transport election material to remote areas
-- 100,000 bottles of indelible and ultra-violet ink to mark voters' fingers
-- 8 presidential candidates, 0 female
-- 2,595 provincial council candidates, 299 female