Karzai's ex-foreign minister eyes presidency

Zalmai Rassoul Rassoul has experience to run the country but his ties with current president could hurt his chances.

    A day before the national and local elections in Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai is urging people not to be intimidated by rising violence, and threats from the Taliban.  

    One of the leading candidates in the presidential race is Karzai's former Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul.

    Rassoul said that he has the experience to run the country, but his ties with the corrupt-ridden government of Karzai could hurt him in the polls.

    Al Jazeera's Jane Ferguson reports from Jalalabad.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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