• publish: 24 September 2019
  • time: 12:40 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 10528

Atmar withdraws from upcoming presidential election

Afghan presidential candidate, Haneef Atmar, said that he will not run in September 28 presidential election and will support no other candidate.

The former national security adviser, who hadYonus Qanooni and Mohammad Mohaqiqas his running mates while registering himself as a candidate, has already refused to hold campaigns.

In a statement, Atmar’s office cited lack of technical, political and security preparations to hold a transparent, fair and inclusive election, and risk of deep political instability as reasons for not holding campaigns for the upcoming vote.

He suggested that the election should have been postponed by a few months.

Atmar said that he will not run on September 28 election and will endorse no other candidate.

A total of 18 people including incumbent President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah registered as candidate for the election. Three of them have withdrawn from the race.

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