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A Joint ‘Durrani’ Candidate for President? After the Unity Jirga in Kabul

Thomas Ruttig

Tribal elders from most areas of the country came together in an attempt to reduce the field of Pashtun, and among them the Durrani, candidates. The jirga ended in a duel between the two main contenders, both of them close to the president. The meeting remained open to interpretation, after an initial vote apparently met the […]

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Re-plugging: The final list of presidential and vice-presidential candidates

Thomas Ruttig

After some queries on social media and a check of several websites, including that of the Afghan Independent Election Commission,(1) there seems to be a lack of the complete final list of all tickets for the 5 April 2014 presidential election, particularly of the 11 contenders’ vice-presidential candidates. As a reference document, AAN’s co-director Thomas […]

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Money, Jobs and Mutton Soup: Pre-election discourses in a Herat township

S Reza Kazemi

In Herat, campaign activity for Afghanistan’s crucial simultaneous presidential and provincial council elections began well before the official start on 2 February 2014, at least in parts of the city’s outskirts. The candidates are increasingly making themselves known to ordinary people and some presidential candidates have also been making initial appearances in local communities. Small […]

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Rallies, Debate, Rain and Snow: The 2014 presidential election campaign starts

Kate Clark

The Afghan presidential election campaign has kicked off – two months before polling day. Candidates are showing a range of attitudes, from launching big, brash public rallies to a rather desultory ‘we start tomorrow’ attitude. With no evident frontrunner, it seems the campaign will involve a real attempt to win over voters and will be […]

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In Afghanistan beginnt der Wahlkampf der Warlords

AAN

Die Welt (Germany), 2 February 2014 In an article reviewing the credentials, and particularly the human rights records, of the eleven Afghan presidential candidates, Nader Nadery is quoted as saying that "at least nine of the [presidential and vice presidential] candidates" have been linked to war crimes. The article also mentions AAN's recent report about Kunduz […]

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In Afghanistan beginnt der Wahlkampf der Warlords

AAN Team

Die Welt (Germany), 2 February 2014 In an article reviewing the credentials, and particularly the human rights records, of the eleven Afghan presidential candidates, Nader Nadery is quoted as saying that “at least nine of the [presidential and vice presidential] candidates” have been linked to war crimes. The article also mentions AAN’s recent report about Kunduz […]

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