Zakim Shah (Afghan election official)

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Zakim Shah was the chairman or director of Afghanistan's Joint Election Management Board for the Afghan Presidential elections in 2004, and for the elections to the two houses of Afghanistan's National Legislature, the Wolesi Jirga, and Meshrano Jirga, in 2005.[1][2][3][4] His duties including verifying that candidate qualified to stand for election.[5] His duties also included officially announcing the winners.[6]


  1. ^ Andrew North (2004-07-24). "Afghan candidate list published". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-01-25. Zakim Shah, the chairman of the joint electoral management body, said 23 people had met the Monday deadline to register for the October poll. 
  2. ^ Afzal Khan (2004-07-11). "Afghanistan Postpones Elections For All The Wrong Reasons". 1 (49). Eurasia Daily Monitor. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  3. ^ Simon Jeffreys (2004-08-11). "Rumsfeld visits Afghanistan for talks". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  4. ^ "Afghan presidential poll on October 9". Daily Times (Pakistan). 2004-07-10. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2010-01-25. But parliamentary polls, which were meant to have been held at the same time, will be delayed until April, Zakim Shah, the chairman of the Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB), said in an announcement on state-run Kabul TV. 
  5. ^ "18 out of 23 candidates qualified for Afghan presidential race". Xinhua. 2004-08-10. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  6. ^ Adam Jay (2004-11-03). "Karzai confirmed as Afghan president". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-01-25.