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Afghanistan presidential election campaigns formally begins

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_70324351_019561988The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials announced that the Afghan presidential election campaigns formally kicked off on Sunday.

The IEC officials urged the presidential candidates to respect the regulations of the election campaigns, as the candidates are expected to start televised debates, organize rallies and install posters and billboards as part of their election campaign.

The candidates for presidential election includes Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, Zalmai Rassoul, Qayoum Karzai, Daud Sultanzoi, Sardar Mohammad naeem, Abdul Rab Rasool Sayyaf, Qotbuddin Helal, Abdullah Abdullah, Abdul Rahim Wardak, Hedayat Amin Arsalan and Gul Agha Sherzoi, who will continue to their elections campaign for another 60 days.

The presidential elections are expected to be organized on April 5 this year, which is considered to be a pivotal moment in the history of Afghanistan.

The outcome of the elections is seen as crucial for the future of Afghanistan and key to the level of foreign involvement here after nearly 13 years of war.

This will be the first independent election to be organized by Afghanistan without direct foreign assistance, and a free and fair election will have a direct impact on billions of dollars in funds to the Afghan government in the future.

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  1. TO WOMEN VOTERS: President Karzai has been caught meddling in electoral process in backing Zalmai Rassoul. Women Listen! Karzai signed into law fact that it is now legal again to STONE you to DEATH. Since Karzai allows this Zalmai Rassoul will also. If you want your rights back, or steps to it, vote for man who will give you freedom!

    Article below shows Karzai lack of leadership! In his efforts to gain peace with Taliban he SACRIFICED YOUR FREEDOM!

    Reuters, August 12, 2010

    Afghan Clerics Seek Return to Strict Islamic Law
    The latter two are indirect references to the airing of immodest Indian and Western songs and films by the growing number of private cable and satellite television networks in Afghanistan
    By Sayed Salahuddin
    KABUL – Afghanistan’s largest gathering of clerics, who met to discuss reconciliation with the Taliban, has called for the revival of strict Islamic law as the country seeks ways to win militants away from a growing insurgency.
    About 350 of the Islamic clerics, or ulema, met for three days this week, the meeting ending with a declaration calling on President Hamid Karzai to enact sharia, or Islamic law, including punishments such as stonings, lashing, amputation and execution.
    The Taliban were notorious for their harsh punishment of offenders during their rule from 1996 to 2001 and STAGED PUBLIC STONINGS, FLOGGINGS, AMPUTATIONS AND EXECUTIONS.
    In a reminder of their harsh rule, a woman received dozens of lashes before she was publicly executed by a Taliban commander in a remote district of northwest Badghis province this week, officials have said.

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