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US Embassy Comments on Parliamentary Election Results

16 May 2019 Did Press Agency

US embassy in Kabul in a statement released Thursday welcomed the finalization of the Kabul parliamentary election results.

US embassy in Kabul in a statement released Thursday welcomed the finalization of the Kabul parliamentary election results.

“The completion of this election and the seating of the full parliament is an important achievement for the new IEC and the ECC, and of Afghanistan’s democratic process,” said the statement. “We also note the decision of the IEC on May 10 to focus on voting methods that can realistically be implemented this year for the 2019 presidential election”.

“We also note the decision of the IEC on May 10 to focus on voting methods that can realistically be implemented this year for the 2019 presidential election,”

The US embassy also urged the IEC to turn its attention to preparing for the September presidential election, including putting forward a budget request aligned with an appropriate operational plan, hiring and training sufficient staff to complete voter registration and preparations, and coordinating with the security ministries.

“We are prepared to continue supporting this process,” the statement added.

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