Afghan Biographies

National Coalition of Afghanistan

Name National Coalition of Afghanistan
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The National Coalition of Hope and Change has been renamed to National Coalition of Afghanistan. The same names could be noticed. National Coalition Party)

The National Coalition of Afghanistan or Etelaf-e Milli, priorly known as the Coalition for Change and Hope, is a political coalition in Afghanistan led by Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's former foreign minister (2001-2005) and main challenger of President Hamid Karzai in the 2009 Afghan presidential elections.

National Coalition Party Spokesperson:
Sayed Fazel Sancharaki (20120823)
Fazli Rahman Orya (20130118)

Dozens of Afghan political parties launched a new coalition bloc on 20111222 hoping to pose a stronger challenge to the government of President Hamid Karzai.

The new coalition is meant to present a joint opposition ahead of the next presidential vote, also due in 2014.

The bloc called for a more decentralized political system, with proper checks and balances, so the fate of the country is not dictated by a political elite. It also questioned Karzai's desire to negotiate a peace deal with the Taliban.

The bloc also accused Karzai of planning to change the constitution to be able to run for a third term in power when his current five-year term ends, an allegation the president has so far denied.

Last Modified 2013-01-18
Established 2011-12-22