Former Afghan Finance Minister: "Entire Economy Has Become Criminalized"

02/12/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"The entire economy has become criminalized," said Ashraf Ghani, a former World Bank official who quit his post as Afghan finance minister several years ago and is expected to challenge President Hamid Karzai in elections this year. "There is a crisis of governance. Corruption is way up, and poverty is massive. People are disheartened and confused."

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