NEW YORK - President Hamid Karzai offered ceasefires and the potential for some control in government to certain Taliban members on Monday ahead of next month's presidential election, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News. Karzai said he is willing to open a dialogue with some Taliban who are not affiliated with al-Qaeda or foreign intelligence agencies in an effort to reintegrate them into Afghan society. Those Taliban must first publicly renounce violence and endorse peace, he said. The Afghab President, who is seeking a second term, is considered the leading contender in the 39-candidate field for the Aug. 20 election. There are several Afghans who have publicly expressed that they would vote for the Taliban if they could, CBC News said. "It's these key voters that Hamid Karzai is reaching out to," the report said. "Almost everyone believes the end game involves some form of negotiation with the Taliban." Afghan government officials announced on Monday a ceasefire had been reached with a Taliban commander controlling the Bala Morghab district in the northwestern province of Badghis. The Afghan government has little control in the region and the agreement is meant to help facilitate the election. The agreement, which was reached with the help of tribal elders, will allow a road construction project to move forward and for presidential candidates to open offices in the region ahead of the election, said Seyamak Herawi, a spokesman in Karzai's office. "As long as the ceasefire holds, the government does not have the intention to attack the Taliban and the Taliban can also take part in the elections," Herawi told reporters in Kabul. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi rejected the idea of opening a dialogue with Karzai, saying there would be no ceasefire with any government that was a "servant of the foreigners."