Top Afghan opposition leader to run in 2014 presidential race

Oct. 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Dr. Abdullah Abdulah, the leader of Afghanistan's main opposition party, has filed to run for president in the country's 2014 elections, officials say.

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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