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Former Politicians, Warlords Vie to Lead Afghanistan

Afghan politicians and former warlords reached last-minute deals as they officially submited their names to run in the country's upcoming Presidential election to succeed President Karzai. Nominations closed Sunday. The final days of the nomination period were marked by a frenzy of intrigue as former warlords, tribal leaders and veteran politicians formed alliances. Prominent among the candidates are former finance minister Ashraf Ghani, former foreign minister and President ...

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