Familiar Faces and Warlords Set To Dominate Afghan Election Campaign

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Familiar Faces and Warlords Set To Dominate Afghan Election Campaign

Twenty-seven presidential hopefuls have registered as candidates for Afghanistan's crucial April 5 vote, setting the stage for a wide-open race among former warlords, powerful officials, and several prominent Western-educated technocrats...

The lone female presidential candidate is Khadija Ghaznavi. Little is known about Ghaznavi other than that her running mates are General Mohammad Qasem Faezi and General Kheir Mohammad Barez. During the registration process, influential lawmaker and women's rights campaigner Fawzia Koofi had announced her intention to run, but at age 38 she did not meet the minimum age criteria.
 
 


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