I will run for President of Afghanistan in 2029,” says Besmellah Taban, a 26-year-old philosophy student from Ghazni currently studying for an MA in Criminology in Kazakhstan. Taban already has a slogan, ‘Boldness and Hope’, and even policies.
“I have the right to vote and run for office. When I become president, I plan to provide educational and career opportunities for everybody and send the youth abroad for an education,” says Taban.
Big words perhaps, but Taban was still the first candidate to register when the running opened in September and says he will not deviate from the goal: “Over the coming 15 years, I will do everything to make my dream come true.”