Azizullah Lodin

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Dr. Azizullah Lodin
Born 1939
Herat, Afghanistan
Died January 4, 2015 (aged 75–76)
United States
Occupation Head of the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan
Years active 23 January 2007 –[1]
Home town Herat, Afghanistan

Dr. Azizullah Lodin (Pashto: داکترعزیزالله لودین) was the head of the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan.

2009 Afghan presidential election[edit]

Following allegations of fraud during the 2009 Afghan presidential election which he oversaw, Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah called for the sacking of Lodin, saying that he had "no credibility".[2] In the days prior to the release of the final election results, Lodin repeatedly met with President Hamid Karzai as the Afghan Independent Election Commission was challenging the findings of the auditors on the UN-backed Electoral Complaints Commission.[3] Karzai rejected the call by Abdullah, stating "the changes would not be helpful to the elections and the country".[2] He died at the age of 75 or 76 on January 4, 2015.[4]


  1. ^ "Dr. Azizullah Lodin". Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan. Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Row erupts over Afghan poll chief". BBC News. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Afghans take steps to prevent fraud in next vote". Associated Press. 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
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