Complete List of Registered Presidential Tickets (Afghanistan)

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    The following candidates are listed in the chronological order of their registration:

    1- Bismillah Sher
    First vice president, Abdul Karim Ahmadyar
    Second vice president, Sultan Hamid Sultani

    2- Dr. Abdullah Abdullah
    First vice president, Mohammad Khan
    Second vice president, Mohammad Mohaqiq

    3- Fazal Karim Najimi
    First vice president, Mohammad Sabir Tamkeen
    Second vice president, Susan Hajati

    4- Abdul Rabb Rasul Sayyaf
    First vice president, Mohammad Ismail Khan
    Second vice president, Abdul Wahab Urfan

    5- Hashmat Ghani Ahmadzai
    First vice president, Abdullah Bromand
    Second vice president, Abed Nazar

    6- Qutbuddin Hilal
    First vice president, Enayatullah Enayat
    Second vice president, Mohammad Ali Nabizada

    7- Abdul Rahim Wardak
    First vice president, Shah Abdul Ahad Afzali
    Second vice president, Sayed Hussian Anwari

    8- Del Agha Kohdamani
    First vice president, Zalmai Hamraz
    Second vice president, Toorpakai Azizi

    9- Sayed Ishaq Gailani
    First vice president, Zakaria Noori
    Second vice president, Seema Ismati

    10- Sarwar Ahmadzai
    First vice president, Abdul Rahman
    Second vice president, Kabir Quraishi

    11- Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai
    First vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum
    Second vice president, Sarwar Danish

    12- Dr. Zalmai Rassoul
    First vice president, Ahmad Zia Massoud
    Second vice president, Habiba Surabi

    13- Sardar Muhammad Nadir Naeem
    First vice president, Taj Mohammad Akbar
    Second vice president, Azizullah Puya

    14- Hamidullah Qaderi
    First vice president, Mohammad Arif Baraki
    Second vice president, Humaira Haqmal

    15- Daoud Sultanzoy
    First vice president, Ahmad Saeedi
    Second vice president, Kazima Mohaqiq

    16- Qayum Karzai
    First vice president, Wahidullah Shahrani
    Second vice president, Ibrahim Qasmi

    17- Gul Agha Sherzai
    First vice president, Sayed Hussain Alimi Balkhi
    Second vice president, Mohammad Hashim Zarea

    18- Azizullah Ludin
    First vice president, Abdul Rahim Karimi
    Second vice president, Hamidullah Rahimi

    19- Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi
    First vice president, Hashmatullah Mujadidi
    Second vice president, Ismail Qasimyar

    20- Hedayat Amin Arsala
    First vice president, Gen. Khudaidad
    Second vice president, Safia Seddiqi

    21- Salman Ali Doostzadeh
    First vice president, Mohammad Yousuf Amin
    Second vice president, Aziza Rahban Wardak

    22- Farooq Azam
    First vice president, Abdul Ghani Asalati
    Second vice president, Ahmad Shah Payeezi

    23- Khadija Ghaznawi
    First vice president, Mohammad Qasim Fayezai
    Second vice president, Khair Mohammad Barez

    24- Nadir Shah Ahmadzai
    First vice president, Faiz Mohammad Daqiq
    Second vice president, Qadam Ali Khadim

    25- Abdul Hadi Dabeer
    First vice president, Sayed Ahmadullah Padshah
    Second vice president, Mawlawi Nesar Ahmad Khair Andish

    26- Noor Rahman Liwal
    First vice president, Ahamad Jan Nazar
    Second vice president, Rafiullah

    27- Dr. Dawar Nadin
    First vice president, Mohammad Hassan Safi
    Second vice president, Husai Andar

    Complete List of Registered Presidential Tickets
     
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    @datguy79 Is this the final list or still some time is left for new nominations??


    Also who are your favourite(s)???
     
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    The deadline for nominations has passed, however the Independent Election Commission will announce the final list on October 19th after they go through the documents of the applicants.

    There are only four serious contenders: Abdullah, Sayyaf, Ashraf Ghani and Zalmai Rassoul. The rest are wasting their time, in my opinion.

    It is really hard to pick a winner, since I predict no one will get 50% of the vote, thus it will end up going to a second round. Whoever gets the crucial support of the losers at that point will win.
     
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    Even the brother of karzai has no chance then?? Candidate no.16- Qayum Karzai ??
     
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    I think Karzai will direct his voting base towards Zalmai Rassoul. Ghani, and Sayyaf will then drop out towards the end of the race, for government positions in the next government.
     
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    @datguy79 @MLRS

    What about pakis?? Who are they favoring?? Sayyaf??
     
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    Sayyaf was with the old Northern Alliance, and is very anti Taliban. He has called for public executions, torture of captured suicide bombers.

    I think Pakistan wants someone who is close related to Hezbi Islami.
     
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    Sayyaf was northern alliance?? Though he certainly claims so. But wasn't he also suspected of in helping assasination of ahmed shah massoud??
     
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    I think that is rumor. But sadly his death has not been fully investigated.
     
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    IEC Fails to Release Candidate List On Time
    Newbie Q, Shouldn't the "Independent" in the Independent Election Commission (IEC) be implicit. Why have it explicitly putforth in the name??
     
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    @MLRS @datguy79 Whats the latest update??Has the final list of candidates been announced?
     
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    Yes it was announced today.
    See the bottom of this page:

    Candidates | .:: Elections 2014 ::.

    The only addition to that group of 10 if a previous disqualified candidate, Dawood Sultanzoy, but he barely carries any clout.
     
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    It is like putting lipstick on a pig. In reality, the members are all selected by Karzai.
     
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    So among abdullah abdullah, ashraf ghani, zalmai rassoul, abdul sayyaf who has more chances??

    Also ismail khan being vp candidate for abdul sayyaf, will it help?? esp in west a'stan near herat??
     
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    Sayyaf has the middle aged male/mujahedeen vote locked down, Ismail Khan might help him somewhat in western Afghanistan, but not when it comes to women and youth. The one good thing about Sayyaf's policies thus far is his tough stance on Taliban, which is what the country needs.

    Abdullah will get the north and northeast. The biggest challenge for him will be to maintain his lead in the big cities. He also has an unholy alliance with the pick of a HIG member as one of his VP. Whether that will help him in the east is yet to be determined. He will get lots of Hazara votes due to Mohaqeq.

    Ghani is mild-mannered. I have never been impressed with him. He really has no new policies except grandiose dreams of more jobs and economic resurgence. He will get the Uzbek vote due to Dostum, but Qayum Karzai will eat into the Pashtun share of his vote.

    Rassoul has lots of good qualities and two solid VP choices. The only thing going against him is he is perceived to be a Karzai guy.

    Rassoul and Sayyaf are both in their 70s, so that might work against them. I am unconvinced that Ghani can get in as many votes as his supporters claim. It is too hard to tell who will win. I think there will be a runoff between Abdullah and either one of Ghani/Rassoul.
     
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    'Who's Who?' A Primer on Afghanistan's Presidential Candidates
     
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    @datguy79 @MLRS

    How is the election campaign going on?? Any one emerging as the frontrunner??

    Heard that recently there was some presidential style debate on television??
     
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    Top candidates are now Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani. Most of the campaigning is only in Kabul, the majority who live outside don't follow it closely. Whoever wins, it will be business as usual, although we can expect less corruption and the BSA signed.

    I personally don't think any of the candidates can gather enough votes, they need Karzai's voting block that he has built up in the past decade.
     
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    Adding to what @MLRS said, the only thing certain for now are the two frontrunners.

    There have been lots of presidential debates, with the usual list of big promises. The problem is none of the candidates explain how they are going to fulfill those promises.

    For me personally, Abdullah looks like the most competent thus far. All the other candidates act and sound like Karzai clones. Unlike @MLRS, I don't think the election will go to a second round. The problem is that there are too many Pashtun candidates (Ghani, Rassoul, Sayyaf, Q. Karzai, etc) and none of them seem able to rally the Pashtun vote. Ghani being from Logar, will have to fight with Rassoul for his Ghilzai tribe votes and is viewed with distrust by the Durrani tribe in the south, where he again will have to scramble for votes with Qayyum Karzai. He is also rumoured to be suffering from bad health. The other major problem for him is that the Pashtun don't tend to vote in big enough numbers.

    April 5th is still a long way off. Let's see what happens till then.
     
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    Qayyum Karzai quits Afghan presidential race:
    Afghan president's elder brother is dropping out of the April 5 presidential race and throwing his support behind the country's former foreign minister, a campaign official said today.

    The official, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak to the media, told The Associated Press that President Hamid Karzai's brother, Qayyum Karzai, was dropping out of the race and will back Zalmai Rassoul.

    The decision came after days of speculation and backroom meetings, including some held at the presidential palace.

    Although Hamid Karzai has not come out in support of any one candidate, he publicly declared he did not support his brother's candidacy. He said he had urged his brother not to run.

    Hamid Karzai, who has served two terms, is not eligible to run under Afghanistan's constitution.

    The elder Karzai's decision to step out of the race leaves 10 hopefuls in the upcoming presidential elections.
     
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