Hamid Karzai, the former President of Afghanistan declared his stance in reference to the final presidential election results announcement, released a statement 24 hours after the final presidential election results by the IEC.

“I have already shared my concerns with the people that holding elections in a situation where conducting a fair and transparent election is not possible will lead to a crisis and will also disturb the peace process”, Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in connection with the announcement of the results of the presidential election.

I have also urged for the unification of all social and political forces to work for peace and its realization as the most significant national issue, he added.

The process that was imposed on our people under the name of elections was a non-national process and contrary to democratic principles and values in which the far low turnout than expected reflects this fact, Karzai said.

“Afghans need to unite and work together more than anytime ever to nationalize the peace process as soon as possible to ensure lasting peace and security in the country”, said former President Karzai.

This comes as the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced the final presidential election results on Tuesday, introducing Mohammad Ashraf Ghani as the elected President with 50.64% votes.

The main rival of Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah appeared in a press conference late Tuesday evening announcing stance in regards to the election results.

Abdullah claimed victory and said he will soon announce an inclusive government.

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