Two weeks ago it seemed as if life was fading from this country, but since the announcement of the president it seems the world has returned to the Afghan capital and people are hopeful once again about the future in Afghanistan.
I believe the new government that has just been formed by a political agreement rather than a transparent vote count, will try to bring national unity by trying to bring together the ethnic groups.
The announcement of the new president elect came just hours after runner up Abdullah Abdullah agreed to a negotiated power-sharing deal.
This is a great time, my President, for you to become a hero for the next five years.
Now we want you to work hard to provide equal rights for us. You are the one who must fight to stop violence against women.
You are Afghan and our elected leaders. By working together, you both can win.
We have intelligent politicians, thoughtful professors and experts to help, but the ethnic issue is the most complicated issue in our country and it is not getting solved.
All this arguing over the elections is taking up our time and making our land a hell for all of us.
I cannot say that the future of the country will be in our hands, but I can say, “Let’s do something now. Let’s not give up.” I remember that slogan, “The race is not over because I haven’t won yet!”