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Zalmai Rassul

Salmai Rassul: Auf dem Weg in den Kabuler Präsidenten-Palast

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Bonner General-Anzeiger, 20 March 2014 In this portrait of presidential candidate Zalmai Rassul, AAN's Thomas Ruttig is quoted as contradicting the widespread opinion that Rassul is a 'marionet' of the incumbent, Hamed Karzai. "Rassul is senior to Karzai and a political heir of the supporters of the former King. He can become a president in his […]

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Five Afghan soldiers killed in NATO airstrike

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Arab News, 7 March 2014 In an article also covering the positioning of candidates for the presidentail elections, particularly the joining hands of the qayyum karzai and zalmai rassul campaigns, AAN's Kate Clark is quoted: “I do see this as a sign that Rassoul is Karzai’s preferred choice,” Kate Clark, of the Afghan [sic] Analysts Network, […]

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‘Pen’ Joins ‘Radio’: Qayyum Karzai gives his support to Zalmai Rassul

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Qayyum Karzai has announced he will be supporting the campaign of former foreign minister and national security advisor, Zalmai Rassul, in a “unification” of their presidential campaigns. This has given a significant boost to Rassul’s bid for Afghanistan’s highest office, by removing one of the two men considered to be a possible Palace choice. Indeed, […]

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Rassoul boosted as Karzai’s brother exits Afghan election

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AFP/Express Tribune, 6 March 2014 Reporting the merger of the presidential campaigns of Zalmai Rassul and Qayyum Karzai, in favour of the former, the news agency quotes AAN's Kate Clark as saying: “I do see this as a sign that Rassoul is Karzai’s preferred choice,” Kate Clark, of the Afghan [sic] Analysts Network, told AFP. […]

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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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Daudzai In – and Out: Pre-election cabinet reshuffles

Thomas Ruttig

Within two days, President Hamed Karzai has changed two of his key cabinet posts: Muhammad Omar Daudzai was appointed acting interior minister on 1 September 2013, one day after Rahmatullah Nabil became acting head of the Afghan intelligence service. AAN’s Senior Analyst Thomas Ruttig looks at the implications and predicts that, with the registration of […]

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