Afghanistan poll dispute: Kerry announces audit
July 13 , 2014
In a move that could possibly end the deadlock over the Afghanistan election results, John Kerry, the United States secretary of state, has announced that both presidential candidates would abide by the results of an audit of the poll ballots.
The two candidates — former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and finance minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai — “have committed to participate in and abide by the results of the largest and most comprehensive audit”, Kerry said.
Hamid Karzai, the country’s outgoing president, has welcomed the announcement.