ARR Issue 139 | Institute for War and Peace Reporting

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ARR Issue 139

Hafizullah Gardish
1 Sep 06
The controversial commander Abdul Rashid Dostum has little chance of winning votes outside his own constituency.
Said Habib
1 Sep 06
Massouda Jalal touts her independence as solution to the country’s problems.
Abdul Baseer
1 Sep 06
A formidable boxer and political newcomer seeks the presidency as an independent.
IWPR staff
1 Sep 06
A veteran of Afghan wars and politics, Younis Qanuni is closely identified with the Panjshiri political grouping.
Abdul Jamil
1 Sep 06
Candidate promises to tackle what he sees as pervasive corruption and abuse of power.
Mohammed Israr
1 Sep 06
Although he has never been involved in politics, Abdul Hadi Khalilzai says voters will be attracted to his years of service to the nation.
Amanullah Nasrat
1 Sep 06
The former author and magazine editor emphasises a strong central government and implementation of the constitution in his campaign.
Suhaila Muhsini
1 Sep 06
Former policeman promises clean government and rights for women, but hasn't the money to fund his election campaign.
Abdulbasir Saeed
1 Sep 06
Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai is a man with a mission - to place Islamic values at the forefront of a future Afghan government.
Mohammad Karim
1 Sep 06
The physician turned presidential candidate says he has been working with all parts of Afghan society.
Amanullah Narsat
1 Sep 06
Abdul Hafiz Mansoor is chief editor of the Tajik faction's newspaper, but he has fallen out with many in his own political camp.
Amanullah Nasrat
1 Sep 06
Dr Abdul Satar Sirat, a former adviser to King Zahir Shar and an Islamic scholar, is campaigning as a symbol of national unity.
Suhaila Muhsini
1 Sep 06
Former guerrilla leader survived Taleban death threats to stand in the current election.
Danish Karokhel
1 Sep 06
Haji Mohammad Mohaqeq is a prominent politician but will have to work hard to live down his past role in factional strife.
Mohammad Qaseem
1 Sep 06
With little money to wage a campaign, the independent candidate is relying on word-of-mouth to win voters' support.
IWPR staff
1 Sep 06
The candidate and his running mate say international troops are still needed to provide security in the capital.
Hafizullah Gardish
1 Sep 06
President Hamed Karzai is tipped to win - but will the poll be fair?
Suhaila Musheni
1 Sep 06
Abdul Latif Pedram comments on marital issues and federalism have sparked sharp debate.