Election is a process where the people with acceptable conditions get elected for different seats, or election is the process where people elect their representatives and participate in the social organizations for taking their responsibilities.
Everyone is trying to select the best in their daily life. We are familiar with elections for years, so we cannot call it a new process.
For example, we want to do engagement to our son, the elders of the family get together and set the standards for the wife and according to that we select our life partner.
Also the females set some standards for their life partner and they marry the one who has all those standards.
You have some examples of selections in cities and bazars which we can compare with elections. Like if we are trying to buy a house, a car, a chair, desk etc. if this is important to our life we even take our elders opinions. Suppose we are buying a house, we keep all the standards and conditions in mind for it. For example it should be close to the road, school and hospital. We tell people and property dealers to find a house for us with all these standards and conditions.
Even for selecting Mullah at villages, the villagers set some standards and conditions, for example he should speak fluently and able to teach the children, must be honest and truthful human being. Then villagers try to find someone who has all these standards and conditions.
For selecting the leader of the village, the villagers set some standards and conditions, for example he must be a perfect human being and he might belong to a specific leader’s family. In some areas the selection of the village leadership belongs to the leader. It doesn’t mean he can select anyone from his family. He must be selecting a cleaver and qualified person for leadership which is a kind of election.
There are certain types of election in our life and country, which is applying for years so we can say election is a familiar process for Afghan citizens.
All the sources which think that election is a foreign process, Is not acceptable. Afghans are familiar with the process of election for a long time.