EU declaration on the elections in Afghanistan

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… The European Union congratulates the people of Afghanistan on the holding of Presidential and Provincial elections under challenging circumstances, emphasizing the need for a continued credible and inclusive process.

While deploring the loss of life, we believe that the security measures successfully prevented any major disruptions of the elections. We commend Afghan National Security Forces, supported by international forces, for this effort…

… The EU takes note with concern of reports of irregularities and fraud. We trust that the Independent Election Commission, the Electoral Complaints Commission and the Media Complaints Commission will address all irregularities in a conscientious, transparent, impartial and timely manner…

Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the elections in Afghanistan – PDF

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