Support Scorecard

In recent days with various leaders coming out in support of Ghani and Abdullah, it’s getting more and more difficult to keep track of which candidate various political leaders are supporting.  Here’s a partial running list:


Leaders who have declared their support for Abdullah

Zelmai Rassoul – former Minister of Foreign Affairs and third place vote getter in the first round of voting

Gul Agha Sherzai – governor of Nangarhar and sixth place vote getter

Mahmud Karzai – brother of President Karzai

Jamil Karzai – cousin of the president

Amrullah Saleh – former head of NDS

Various parliamentarians (for some of the names see here)


In favor of Ghani

Ahmed Zia Massoud – former Vice President and brother of Ahmed Shah, Rassoul’s running mate

Sibghatullah Mojadiddi – former president, key religious leader

Dawoud Sultanzoi – seventh place vote getter

Syed Hussain Anwari – Wardak’s running mate


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