In an interview with Al Jazeera, Abdullah Abdullah explains why he chose to run for president.
"The people of Afghanistan are confused," Abdullah says. "They don't know what sort of Afghanistan they are heading towards and that is because of a lack of vision.”
Abdullah says there's an atmosphere of total mistrust prevailing today between the government of Afghanistan and the people.
"There is no doubt if you ask ordinary people, men and women on the street, do you like this government, they will say no, it's because of corruption, injustice, [and an] absence of the rule of law.”