Following Afghanistan’s elections, “the leading candidate to replace Hamid Karzai is Ashraf Ghani, a former World Bank technocrat who has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Columbia University, a Lebanese Christian wife.” He’s even done a TED Talk. But the big news out of Afghanistan isn’t just the the election results, it’s the turnout and the security. Even with the threat of Taliban violence, 58% of eligible voters turned out, and security seemed to hold.