Abdullah hopes to form next govt in Afghanistan

Abdullah hopes to form next govt in Afghanistan

Agency News

Kabul, Sep 30: Afghanistan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, a three-time presidential contender, on Monday claimed his team would form the next government of the country.

The war-torn country went to presidential polls on September 28, Saturday.

“Our vote is the highest in the election, and the election will not go to a second round,” Abdullah said as quoted by TOLO news.

According to the Election Commission, 2.1 million votes were cast in an election marred by violence amid boycott call given by Taliban.

Abdullah was supported by First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum, High Peace Council Chairman Mohammad Karim Khalili, Deputy Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqeq and head of Jamiat-e-Islami party, and acting Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani.

He thanked the people for their participation in the election and said “our people voted in the election against dictatorship and discrimination.” Abdullah said that his main concern is the non-biometric votes.

Asked if he would form a similar government like the National Unity one, Abdullah said: “The situation in 2014 was different. We were the winning team at that time… Now it is 2019 and I have announced, and I am reiterating, that only pure votes will be accepted by us,” referring to votes that have been verified by a biometric system. (UNI)