Afghanistan election process to conclude in coming days, Kubis says
By Ghanizada - Sun Sep 07 2014, 10:08 pm
The issue was shared during a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai which was also attended by US ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham.
“President Hamid Karzai met this afternoon with the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy, Jan Kubis and the US Ambassador to Afghanistan, James Cunningham,” the presidential palace said following a statement.
The statement further added, “The meeting was held at the Presidential Palace, where both the UN Special Envoy and the US Ambassador updated President Karzai on the recent developments in the electoral process.”
Mr. Kubis said that some technical aspects of the process were yet to be completed within the coming days, adding that following its completion, the electoral process would conclude eventually, the statement added.
This comes as the Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials have said they are close to announce the final vote results as the audit process was fully completed on Thursday evening.
However, Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf, a former presidential contender warned Saturday that disclosure of final results in the absence of an agreement would take the country towards an unresolveable crisis and instability.
The presidential contenders Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai have not reached to an agreement regarding the formation of a national unity government and authorities of the chief executive so far.
In the meantime, Dr. Abdullah’s camp said Sunday that they will announce their final stance regarding the election if Monday’s talks between the two candidates fail to form a unity government.