List of candidates in the Afghan presidential election, 2009
Forty-four candidates were registered for the 2009 Afghan presidential election when the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) announced its official preliminary list of candidates on May 17, 2009. Three candidates withdrew from the race before the election took place, having thrown their support behind one of the top two contenders. Forty-one names appeared on the ballot paper for the vote, although a few more had by then announced through the media that they had dropped out.
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Reports that Qureshi was picked up while exiting a bus from Pakistan, for example, have proven false. Instead, according to Abdul Hasib Arian, the commanding officer at Kabul's 9th Police District headquarters where Qureshi was first brought in for questioning, the arrest was made between 9 and 10 p.m. while Qureshi was sitting in a taxi on a stretch of the Bagram Road on the southeastern outskirts of Kabul.
- Abbas Ali (2009-08-20). "Comparison of Afghan presidential elections of 2004 and 2009". e-Ariana. Archived from the original on 2009-08-30.
There are four candidates of 2004 who are re-running for presidency in 2009. They are incumbent President Karzai, Abdul Latif Pedram of National Congress Party, Ghulam Farooq Nejrabi of Independence Party and Abdul Hasib Arian, an independent candidate.
- Ahmad Majidyar (January 2009). "Afghanistan's Presidential Election" (PDF). American Enterprise Institute. Archived from the original on 2009-09-18.
- "Another Afghan presidential hopeful withdraws in favor of incumbent Karzai". Xinhua. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
- "4 presidential candidates withdraw in Karzai's favor". Afghanistan Times. 2009-08-17. Archived from the original on 2009-08-30.
- "Contender Biographies - Abdul Ghafoor Zori's Biography". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
- "Contender Biographies - Bashir Ahmad Bezan". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
- "A Second Candidate Withdraws in Karzai's Favor". quqnoos. 2009-07-29. Archived from the original on 2009-08-31.
- "Afghan presidential candidate quits". Xinhua. 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
- "Contender Biographies - Mahbob-U-lah Koshani's Biography". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
- "Contender Biographies - Gul Ahmmad Yama's Biography". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
- "Weekly Electoral: For period 11 - 17 August 2009" (PDF). UN ELECTORAL ASSISTANCE TEAM. 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
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- "August polls: Yasini to run as presidential candidate". Kabultec. 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2012-04-15.
Leader of the Afghanistan's Parliamentary Party, Mirwais Yasini, the first deputy speaker of the Lower House, has formally announced his intention to field himself as candidate for the president's office in the August 20 presidential polls.mirror
- List of candidates in the Afghan presidential election (photos)
- Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) website
- IEC (Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan) website
- FEFA (Free & Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan) website
- United Nations Development Programme - UNDP/ELECT website
- Afghan Elections Dossier, August 2009, Radio France Internationale coverage
- Afghanistan's Elections coverage from The Washington Post