Hekmatyar calls for electoral commissioners’ trial

AT News KABUL: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hezb-e-Islami party and one of 13 competitors in last year’s presidential election, says the electoral commissioners should be tried. The independent election commission on Tuesday announced the final results of election, which declares incumbent Ashraf Ghani as the winner. The announcement was followed …

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Afghan presidential election and its impacts on peace process

AT News KABUL: The Independent Election Commission finally announced the final results of last year’s presidential polls after 143 days. The Tuesday’s announcement introduced incumbent Ashraf Ghani as the winner, which was immediately faced huge reactions and criticism from the loser contenders particularly Abdullah Abdullah who thought he would take …

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‘U.S. not prejudging outcome of intra-Afghan talks’

AT Monitoring Desk KABULL: The US Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Molly Phee, at the US Institute of Peace, said: “We will not prejudge the outcome of intra-Afghan negotiations.” “But we are prepared to support whatever consensus the Afghans are able to reach about their future political and governing arrangements,” Phee said. …

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Election descends into chaos amid world’s silence

AT News KABUL: The political situation remains uncertain and perennially acrimonious before and after election authority put a seal on incumbent president Ghani’s re-election in 2019 presidential polls, with his rivals threatening to form their own government. What’s worse is a quiescence of Afghanistan’s allies and international community toward the …

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Nabil hints at demise of democracy over flawed election

AT News KABUL: Former spymaster and presidential candidate, Rahmatullah Nabil said that “democracy has died in Afghanistan” after Independent Election Commission has declared President Ashraf Ghani as winner in the controversial 2019 Afghan election based on fake votes. Speaking in a press conference on Wednesday, he objected 300,000 controversial votes …

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Editorial: Ferocious jousting for power gets going

With the long-awaited final returns of the controversy and fraud-mired 2019 Presidential Election out, the incumbent President Ashraf Ghani has been declared as the winner as he narrowly secured victory in the disputed count, amassing 50.64% of the vote. His rival, Abdullah Abdullah, has been announced as the runner-up by …

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