Kabul 30 May–Wahdat and Junbish Alliance of Haji Muhammad Muhaqiq and General Abdul Rashid Dostum have announced to support Karzai.
The Alliance claiming to represent ethnic Hazaras and Uzbeks announced thier support to Karzai for the Presidential Race 2009 after two months of negotiations and deal. Hizb e Wahdat (Unity Party) and Junbish e Milli (National Movement) had announced their alliance prior to the nomination deadline of the elections. Haji Muhammad Muhaqiq of Wahdat leading the alliance now, had score third position in the Presidential Elections of 2004 while General Rashid Dostum remained 4th scoring 10 percent votes. The Hazara-Uzbek representative Alliance is likely to pull majority ethnic votes.
Haji Muhaqiq while talking to media in the Presidential Palace on May 30 said their alliance came to conclusion seeing Karzai as the “best” candidate among all the contenders.
After the support of Wahdat-Junbish Alliance, Karzai is much likely the next President of Afghanistan. The opposition National Front is still divided while Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still remains a strong rival to Karzai, but now with less chancing to give Karzai tough times in polling booths.