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41 candidates for Afghan presidential ballot

world Updated: Jun 13, 2009 12:26 IST

Afghanistan's electoral authority unveiled Saturday a final list of 41 candidates for August presidential elections that includes the incumbent, President Hamid Karzai.

The number is down from the 44 people who had registered for the polls after two men were disqualified and one dropped out, Independent Election Commission president Azizullah Lodin told reporters.