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Presidential runner calls for postponement of poll




(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT News Report

KABUL: A wary Afghan candidate running for president in the upcoming
presidential election scheduled for September 28 on Wednesday called for
postponement of the polls, citing security reasons.

Ibrahim Alokozay, addressing an election campaign gathering,
said that a transparent and inclusive election couldn't be held against the
backdrop of a deteriorating security situation.

He warned that results would not be ultimately accepted by the
presidential contenders if the election was held under the current
circumstances.

This comes as seventeen candidates are running for president.
The countdown for the vote has already begun as the cancelled peace talks
between the US and the Taliban gave a further push to the democratic exercise.

Meanwhile, fighting has intensified across the country after
peace talks between the US and the Taliban collapsed few days back when US
President Trump scrapped the peace deal agreed upon in principle and called the
peace negotiations 'dead'.

President Ashraf Ghani and election officials have been
consistently emphasizing on the conduct of vote on the scheduled date, promising
to overcome any obstacle and difficulty.


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Presidential runner calls for postponement of poll

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