Afghanistan's election commission on Wednesday announced the final list of candidates for next year's presidential and provincial council polls. "Eleven candidates have made it to the final list for presidential election," Abdul Rahman Hotak, deputy head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), told a news conference. Election authorities last month cut down the initial list of 26 candidates for the April 5 presidential vote to 10, but the Afghan election watchdog on Tuesday reinstated one disqualified candidate.
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