President Karzai to stand for re-election in Afghanistan

May 4th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Kabul, May 4 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai officially registered with the Election Commission Monday to stand for re-election in country’s presidential polls slated for Aug 20.
The incumbent president appeared before the Election Commission Monday morning, naming current Vice President Karim Khalili as one of his running mates. But he replaced his other Vice President, Ahmad Zia Massood, with former defence minister Mohammad Qasim Fahim.

Around 60 people have obtained registration forms from the Election Commission, but one week before the 15-day registration period expires, only a few have submitted complete petitions.

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