President Karzai Statement: Election Results Must be announced within the Agreed Timeline

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August 7, 2014

President Hamid Karzai met this morning with the UN special representative for Afghanistan Ján Kubiš to discuss the process of votes audit currently underway.

The President stressed that the Afghan people, who went in millions to exercise their right, have been waiting for months for the results and want to see their country have a new President and a new government to move things forward as normal.

President Karzai said that the current situation has negatively affected the country’s security, stability and economy, and the election result must, therefore, be announced within the timeline as previously agreed (current month of August) so that the new President can take office.