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4 NATO soldiers among 16 killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing

4 NATO soldiers among 16 killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing

KABUL , Afghanistan, July 8 (UPI) --A suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan killed 16 people Tuesday, including four NATO coalition soldiers.
Ed Adamczyk
Afghanistan's preliminary presidential election results show ex-Finance Minister Ghani in the lead

Afghanistan's preliminary presidential election results show ex-Finance Minister Ghani in the lead

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 7 (UPI) --Former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani is ahead in the preliminary election results that will determine Afghanistan's next president.
JC Finley
Days after historic election, Afghan presidential candidate alleges election fraud

Days after historic election, Afghan presidential candidate alleges election fraud

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 18 (UPI) --Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, concerned about election fraud, has called on the election commission to stop counting ballots.
JC Finley
Afghanistan prepares for presidential runoff

Afghanistan prepares for presidential runoff

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 13 (UPI) --Afghanistan's presidential runoff is on June 14, following an April 5 election in which none of the candidates secured enough votes to be declared victor.
JC Finley
Afghan presidential candidate survives assassination attempt

Afghan presidential candidate survives assassination attempt

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 6 (UPI) --Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah survived an assassination attempt Friday when his convoy was attacked at a campaign rally in Kabul.
JC Finley
NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan

NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 2 (UPI) --A NATO soldier was among at least six people killed in separate attacks on Monday in Afghanistan.
JC Finley
Afghanistan's next president will be decided in June 14 runoff election

Afghanistan's next president will be decided in June 14 runoff election

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 15 (UPI) --Afghanistan's election commission announced Thursday that a runoff is necessary to determine the next president of Afghanistan. The runoff will be held June 14.
JC Finley
Former foreign minister frontrunner in Afghan presidential elections

Former foreign minister frontrunner in Afghan presidential elections

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 14 (UPI) -- Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission has named former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah as the frontrunner for the presidency.
JC Finley

U.S. said to mull shifting Afghanistan exit plans

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A frustrated White House may wait until Afghanistan has a new leader before working out a troop withdrawal and post-withdrawal troop presence, officials said.

Sixteen scratched from list of Afghan presidential candidates

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Only 10 of 26 candidates have been found eligible to run in Afghanistan's presidential elections in 2014, say officials with the country's election commission.

Candidate registration begins for 2014 Afghan presidential election

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The independent election commission of Afghanistan began the candidate registration process Monday for next year's presidential election, officials said.

Negotiations move forward on U.S.-Afghan security agreement

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. and Afghan negotiators continue to craft an essential agreement on the status of U.S. forces post-2014.

Afghans prepping to take on more security

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Afghan forces are prepping to lead in protecting more of the country, in line with assuming full responsibility by the end of 2014, President Hamid Karzai said.
Minister: War against Taliban winnable

Minister: War against Taliban winnable

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The war against the Taliban is winnable and the fight against corruption in Afghanistan's government will be waged, Afghan Interior Minister Hanif Atmar says.

Afghan voters coerced at gunpoint -- Ghani

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Long shot Afghan presidential contender Ashraf Ghani joined his counterparts claiming widespread fraud and intimidation in the Thursday vote.
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Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is the Chairman of the Institute of State Effectiveness, an organization set up in January 2005 to promote the ability of states to serve their citizens. As Afghanistan's finance minister between July 2002 and December 2004, he set the path for Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery after the collapse of the Taliban.

Commonly he is shortly referred to as Ashraf Ghani, since there is also another Afghan politician named Mohammad Sarwar Ahmadzai, who was also a candidate in the Afghan presidential election, 2009.

Dr. Ghani is also a member of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, an independent initiative hosted by the UNDP. In the 2009 presidential elections, he was ranked third in the polls, behind the president Hamid Karzai and his main contender Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ashraf Ghani."
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