Formation of a New Political Alliance in Afghanistan


Formation of a new political alliance in Afghanistan

Fourteen-party alliance fielding a consensus met Thursday to name a joint presidential nominee for the allegedly concerning next year process.


by Zabi Rashidi


Former Northern Alliance features such as Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Ahmad Zia Massoud, former NDS Chief, Amarullah Saleh and Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum were members of the alliance frustrated by the current leadership policy.
Jamiat-e-Islami member Abdul Sattar Marwat told reporters Yunus Qanuni, Mohammad Mohaqiq, Mullah Izatullah, Qurbanali, ex-interior minister Hanif Atmar, Noorul Haq Ulumi, Salahuddin Rabbani and Sayed Ali Kazemi others, were leaders of different political parties shaped the coalition.
The parties’ leaders signed an agreement to create the alliance, a move aimed to translate popular aspirations into a reality and forging national unison.
In line with the constitution, the parties agreed to assign a qualified single electoral nominee with an honorable reputation, said Marwat.
Addressing social problems, restoring security, political reforms, positive and firm interaction among ethnics and balanced power distribution, were among the pledges the coalition committed to work for.
A member of the meeting was former Jamiat-e-Islami loyal, current Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor, who promised the alliance would nominate a presidential candidate, all communities trust in and a veteran could preserve the past decade achievements.
Dr. Abdullah also spoke at the meeting as saying the grouping would name its candidates in a specified time and said their basic objective was to expand the alliance and lure prominent political figures into membership.
Then interior ministers Ali Ahmad Jalali, Atmar, former US ambassador Zalmai Khalilzad and President Karzai’s brother Abdul Qayyum Karzai, who attended the previous two meetings.

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