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Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan launched

Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan launched

Jul 26, 2018 - 16:03

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Grand National Coalition of Afghanistaninfo-icon on Thursday formally announced its creation, stressing the need for transparent elections and pledging field a qualified individual for next year’s presidential election.

Leaders of the coalition, whose birth was announced in the presence of government officials and politicians, said it had been cobble to rein in chaos in the country and nominate a consensus candidate for the president.

First Vice-President and Junbish-i-Islami Afghanistan head Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, Jamiat-i-Islamiinfo-icon leader Salahuddin Rabbani, former Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor, ex-special representative to president Ahmad Zia Massoud, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Mohaqiq and the spy chief Rahmatullah Nabil are members of the coalition.

Anwarul Haq Ahadi, head of Afghanistan’s New National Front, Ismail Khan, former water and energy minister, Mohammad Yunus Qanooni former vice-president, Hamayun Hamayun, first deputy speaker of Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon, Haji Zahir Qadir, a lawmaker from Nangarhar, Lalai Hamidzai, also an MP, and other political figures are part of the alliance.

Leaders of the coalition called for free and fair elections and promised fielding a qualified and committed person for the upcoming presidential elections in consultation with other political parties and movements.




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