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NATO head urges Afghans to respect election tally

NATO head urges Afghans to respect election tally

NATO's secretary-general is urging all parties in Afghanistan to respect the outcome of the electoral process.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen says it is important that the results of the ballot are seen as credible.
Fogh Rasmussen was speaking as Afghanistan's electoral commission announced initial results of last week's presidential ballot. It said that President Hamid Karzai and top challenger Abdullah Abdullah both have roughly 40 percent of the nationwide vote _ with just 10 percent of ballots counted so far.
Karzai's political opponents have alleged that massive fraud has been carried out in favor of the president. Political analysts say that rigged election results would sharply undermine support for the war among NATO member states.


Updated : 2021-05-14 19:56 GMT+08:00