Two former Afghan warlords to run for power in next year's elections


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The Independent Online

Two former Afghan warlords have announced that they will share a ticket – one for president, the other for vice president – in next year’s elections, a vote that will help shape the country’s future following the departure of foreign combat troops.

Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayyaf, an influential lawmaker and religious scholar, registered his candidacy for the presidency for the April 5 election.

Another former warlord, the former energy and water minister Ismail Khan, will be his running mate.