KABUL - Members of the Cooperation Council of Political Parties and Coalitions of Afghanistan (CCPPCA) held a meeting at the residence of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday to decide on the candidates for the upcoming Presidential election.
At the meeting, a committee comprising representatives of all political parties announced that Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Mohammad Anif Atmar and Anwar Ul Haq Ahadi will be running as candidates for the next year's Presidential vote.
The CCPPCA formed a committee to choose candidates for the Presidential election. The committee after several rounds of discussions said that these three people will be contesting the election for the political parties.
In one of the previous meetings, all the political parties were asked to submit names of their candidates for the elections. The party members told TOLOnews that the Afghan National Coalition Party, Right and Justice Party and Afghan Milat Party have finalised the names of their candidates.
However, the Afghan National Front Party has requested for a week's time to submit the names of the candidates representing their party.
Additionally, it is being reported that the CCPPCA is working on a plan to form a 'single unit' comprising of few chosen candidates agreed upon by the committee. But, it is still unclear whether it is possible to form a 'single unit' for the Presidential election.
Holding of free, fair and transparent elections has been one of the biggest aspirations of the people of Afghanistan and international community. The Presidential election is scheduled to take place on April 5, 2014. (Tolo news)