Afghanistan presidential election 2014 - the candidates

Hedayat Amin Arsala - the technocrat outsider

Hedayat Amin Arsala
Hedayat Amin Arsala Open access/S.K. Vemmer (US Department of State)

Hedayat Amin Arsala, 71, a Pashtun from Kabul, is a former World Bank official, foreign affairs minister 1992-1995, vice-president 2002-2004 and senior minister 2004-2013.


Several of the 16 disqualified candidates have backed him.

One of only two candidates to have a woman on his ticket.

Running mates:

  • First vice-president, Gen. Khudaidad;
  • Second vice-president, Safia Seddiqi.

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