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UN calls for calm in run up to Afghan election results

Amidst allegations of election fraud and rigging by opposition candidates,a top UN official on Tuesday asked the people of Afghanistan to maintain calm.

Written by Agencies | United Nations |
August 25, 2009 10:25:48 am

Amidst allegations of election fraud and rigging by opposition candidates,a top UN official on Tuesday asked the people of Afghanistan to maintain calm and have patience as the process of counting of votes is under way. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan,Kai Eide,has urged all candidates in last week’s elections,their supporters and voters to be patient,so that the Electoral Complaints Commission can carry out its work and make decisions on the complaints that have been received,UN Spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.

“You must respect this process,” Eide said while visiting the headquarters of the Independent Election Commission in Kabul. “Respect also means demonstrating patience,” he added.

Noting that he has full confidence in the Commission,Eide said he was concerned about every irregularity but emphasised that the Commission would do all it can to address and correct them.

Asked about UN comments on the electoral process,Montas said that,as with all elections,the United Nations would await final electoral results before making further comments.

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