National Congress Party of Afghanistan
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The National Congress Party of Afghanistan (Persian: حزب کنگره ملی افغانستان Hezb-e Kongrā-ye Mīllī-ye Afghānestān) is a liberal, secular, multi-ethnic political party in Afghanistan. The party was formed in 2004 and, is the only major opposition party that is not linked to an armed group. The leader of this party is Latīf Pedrām who was an opponent of the communist, Islamist and Taliban regimes. Pedram is also a critic of Hamid Karzai's government. As the party leader, Pedram, was a candidate in Afghanistan's 2004 presidential election and received the fifth most votes. Unlike other political parties in Afghanistan, the National Congress of Afghanistan has remained firm and united. Latīf Pedrām is a strong supporter of secularism, federalism and decentralization in Afghanistan. He denounces corruption and strongly opposes Islamic fundamentalism. He advocates an independent, but decentralized Afghanistan, and believes that the country should be divided into autonomous regions under the control of regional capitals.
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