Published On: Thu, Jun 26th, 2014

United Nations News Centre – Gripped by electoral crisis, Afghanistan needs ‘statesmanship, not brinksmanship’ – UN envoy

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United Nations News Centre - Gripped by electoral crisis, Afghanistan needs ‘statesmanship, not brinksmanship’ – UN envoy

Briefing the Security Council in the wake of the fallout from Afghanistan’s 14 June run-off presidential election – meant to pave the way for the country’s first-ever democratic transfer of power but which instead has sparked charges of fraud from one candidate and the departure of a senior electoral official – Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ján Kubiš urged Afghan political leaders to step up their efforts to break the political impasse.

The presidential candidates need to immediately engage with one another and the mandated electoral institutions in actively defining solutions to help the process move forward with improved quality and credibility.

 

United Nations News Centre – Gripped by electoral crisis, Afghanistan needs ‘statesmanship, not brinksmanship’ – UN envoy.

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