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Afghanistan's Presidential Hopefuls

Afghan electoral authorities announced a final list of 11 candidates for the country's April 5 presidential election. Here's a look at all of them, including the three who have since withdrawn, leaving eight in the running.

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Frud Bezhan

Frud Bezhan is the regional desk editor for Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan in the Central Newsroom at RFE/RL. Previously, he was a correspondent and reported from Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Turkey. Prior to joining RFE/RL in 2012, he worked as a freelance journalist in Afghanistan and contributed to several Australian newspapers, including The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.