UN Praises Afghan People For Voting In Parliamentary Elections

Tuesday 18, 2018

Kabul- While briefing members of the United Nations Security Council on Monday, UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto said the UN appreciates the people of Afghanistan who defied the Taliban threats and exercised their fundamental rights to vote in the October 20 parliamentary elections.

“We commend the courage and strong will of the people of Afghanistan to have defied the threat of the Taliban to exercise their fundamental rights to vote,” Yamamoto told the UNSC members in New York on Monday.

On the presidential elections he said: “The people of Afghanistan will also make a critical political choice next year for their president. These elections are essential steps as they walk on the path to firmly establishing a representative democracy.

 

“As part of our commitment to helping the Afghan institutions deliver a credible presidential election, the United Nations, in response to the request by the president and the ECC, will recommend two international experts to be appointed as non-voting members in the ECC. We will also reassess the roles of international experts in the IEC and determine if more are necessary,” he added.

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