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Sayyaf files nomination for presidency with Gen. Dostum’s support

By Ghanizada - Thu Oct 03 2013, 1:46 pm

Abdul Rab Rasool SayyafAccording to reports, Abdul Rab Rasool Sayyaf has gained support from Gen. Abdul Rahid Dostum, leader of the National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan, to run for 2014 presidential elections.

Abdul Rab Rasool Sayyaf has reportedly reached to an agreement with the National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan on Thursday and appointed Abdul Wahab Urfan as his second vice-president.

Abdul Wahab Urfan is a member of the Afghan senate and is being supported by National Islamic Movement party of Afghanistan led by Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum.

Afghan water and energy minister, Mohammad Ismail has been elected as the first vice-president of Abdul Rab Rasool Sayyaf, who resigned from the Afghan parliament on Wednesday.

Abdul Rab Rasool Sayyaf formally filed nomination for 2014 presidential election along with his vice-president this afternoon, in Afghanistan independent election commission.

He was accompanied by Afghan parliament house speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Afghan senate house speaker Fazal Hadi Muslimyar and a number of the other Afghan lawmakers.

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