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India congratulates Afghan candidates for resolving election crisis

By Ghanizada - Sun Jul 13 2014, 11:59 am

Afghan candidates resolve election crisisIndia welcomed the agreement reached between the Afghan presidential contenders to resolve the impasse from runoff presidential election.

The Indian Embassy in Kabul congratulated both Presidential candidates for agreeing to next steps in the electoral process.

“This will strengthen faith of the Afghan people in democracy and promote national unity,” the Embassy said following an online statement.

Presidential candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai agreed for 100 percent votes audit after the US Secretary of State brokered talks in a bid to end the deadlock.

Abdullah and Ghani also agreed to abide by the results of the extensive audit and promised a national unity government under the winner which will be declared once the audit is completed.

Kerry arrived in Afghanistan on Friday and meet with the presidential candidates, president Hamid Karzai, head of the UN mission in Afghanistan and other high level officials during his two visit to Afghanistan.

His to Afghanistan was followed amid fears that the disputed presidential election, marred with widespread fraud could endanger the stability of the country.

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