“Allowing Recount of Ballots Does Not Mean Disregarding People’s Rights”: Abdullah

The Afghan Presidential candidate and the current Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says allowing the recount of Presidential votes in seven provinces does not mean disregarding the rights of people.

Talking to his supporters in Baghlan province on Saturday, CE Abdullah reiterated that they will not accept “fraudulent” results whether partial or preliminary.

Abdullah emphasized that the “Stability and Partnership” electoral team is not against individuals, but is against fraud.

“Allowing the recount process in the remaining seven provinces is to take the pretext out of those who called the protests an excuse. The Electoral Complaints Commission and The Election Commission have the opportunity to make decisions based on law and the constitution,” he said.

This comes as Abdullah during a conference with his supporters on Dec 13, announced to allow a ballot recount in seven provinces but at the same time insisting he wouldn’t accept any election result that is “fraudulent.”

14 / December 2019
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