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Afghan Voters Head To The Polls Saturday To Choose A New President In What US Secretary Of State John Kerry Calls A Pivotal Moment, A Historic Vote That Could Mark Afghanistan's First Democratic Transition Of Power. As US And NATO Forces Prepare To End Their Combat Role At Year's End, Mr Kerry Called This Afghanistan's Moment Referring To The Election Process As Afghan-Owned From The Start. RAND Corporation South Asia Analyst Jonah Blank Tells VOA's Victor Beattie ... Afghan Voters Will Be Choosing The First Post-American Leadership For Their Country, Since US Forces First Entered The Country In October 2001, Following The Al-Qaida Terrorist Attacks The Preceding September.