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Afghanistan was at risk of major disaster due to elections: Spanta

By Ghanizada - Tue Jul 22 2014, 4:18 pm

spantaThe national security advisor Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta said Tuesday that the runoff presidential election had placed Afghanistan in a dangerous situation.

Spanta said an agreement to form a national unity government was key to rescue the country from an uncontrollable situation and end the political impasse.

He said majority of the people were pessimistic regarding a democratic process and half of the people were feeling discrimination due to an orchestrated election process.

According to Spanta, the issue had sparked rage and furor among the Afghan people which had put Afghanistan in a dangerous and uncontrollable situation.

He said the anti-government armed militant groups and terrorist networks would benefit more than any one else that could further destabilize the country.

The agreement to form a national unity government was reached between the two presidential contenders, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, following US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit.

Kerry visited Kabul amid concerns that the disputed runoff election could endanger the stability of the country as certain allies of a presidential candidate had suggested a parallel government.

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