Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on today's runoff election in Afghanistan:
"This weekend's presidential runoff election marks a milestone in Afghanistan's first-ever democratic transition of power. Afghans voting under the threat of violence represents another setback for the Taliban. After years stuck with the Karzai government, Afghans now have a fresh start and a new chance to fight corruption."
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