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Another candidate files nomination papers

Another candidate files nomination papers

Oct 03, 2013 - 12:21

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Fazal Karim Najimi on Thursday filed nomination papers for next year’s presidential elections with the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) in Kabul on Thursday, an official said.

Najimi has served as director of the Famine Early Warning System, an affiliate of the US Agency for International Development and as advisor to the Ministry of Agricultureinfo-icon.

Having done his masters in Food Safety from an American university, he told Pajhwok Afghan News he had chosen Mohammad Saber Tamkin as his first vice-president and Sosan Hajati as his second-vice president.

Two days ago, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the National Collation of Afghanistaninfo-icon (NCA) leader, and Bismillah Sher of the National Unity party filed their nomination papers for the presidential vote.

Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf, Mohammad Mohaqiq, Gul Agha Sherzai, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdul Rahim Wardak have also resigned their positions, indicating their plans to run in the elections.

Since the nomination process started on Sept. 16, 73 individuals including three womeninfo-icon have so far received information kits on presidential elections.




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