Abdullah, who ran for the presidency in 2009, is head of the National Coalition of Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported Tuesday.
Should he be elected, Abdullah has named as his vice presidential candidates Mohammad Khan, deputy leader of the Hezb-e-Islami, and Mohammad Mohaqiq, founder of the People's Islamic Unity Party.
Incumbent President Hamid Karzai is not eligible to run for re-election.
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