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Disqualified Presidential Candidates Afghan Election 2014

Many of the candidates who registered for the presidential election were disqualified by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). 17 presidential candiates were disqualified on October 22, 2013. Some of the requirements to be a candidate include 40 years of age, no criminal record, no dual citizenship, 100,000 signatures of support from 20 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, and a deposite of 1 million afghanis (or $18,000).

Abdul Hadi Dabir.

Anwar-ul-haq Ahadi. This candidate may be representing the Afghan Millat party. He is a former commerce minister.

Azizullah Ludin.

Besmillah Sher.

Daud Sultanzoi. A former member of parliament.

Del Agha Kohdamani.

Dr Dawar Ahmand Nadim.

Faruq Azam.

Fawzia Koofi.  She is a female MP who comes from the northeastern province of Badakhshan. She is running on a platform of supporting Afghan women and opposing corruption. Despite being extremely popular her chances of winning are very slim. 1. In October 2013 she was disqualified by the IEC. 2. The reason for her disqualification was that she was not yet 40 years old (a few months shy). 3.

Fazel Karim Najimi.

Khadija Ghaznawi.

Hamaidullah Qaderi.

Hanif Atmar. Atmar is a former interior minister and may possibly represent the Haq-o-Adalat party in the presidential election.

Hashmat Ghani Ahmadzai.

Nader Shah Ahmadzai.

Nur Rahman Lewal.

Omar Daudzai. A former chief of staff.

Salman Ali Dustzada.

Sarwar Ahmadai.

Seyyec Ishaq Gailani.

Atta Mohammad Noor. A warlord turned governor.






1. Read a news article about Fawzia Koofi here entitled "Afghanistan's answer to Hillary Clinton: Fawzia Koofi launches bid to be president", NBC World News, September 26, 2013.

2.  The only female candidate was disqualified; read more in "Afghanistan's only female presidential candidate demands right to run", The Telegraph, October 25, 2013.

3. For more on Fawzia Koofi and her role in the Afghan parliament read "The leaderhsip turns off our microphones when we speak", The Guardian, February 8, 2014.



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