Ashraf Ghani wins as Afghanistan president after five-month delay

Ashraf Ghani wins as Afghanistan president after five-month delay
Ashraf Ghani wins as Afghanistan president after five-month delay
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Abu Rashid, Kabul, Afghanistan, Daily US Times: Ashraf Ghani has secured a second term as president of Afghanistan, in line with the final results of the September 28, 2019 poll launched Tuesday by the country’s election commission after months of delay.

The election commission declares Mr Ashraf Ghani, who has received 50.64% of the votes, as the president of Afghanistan, election commission chief Hawa Alam Nuristani mention to a press conference in Kabul.

I hereby declare Mohammad Ashraf Ghani as the elected president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for the next 5 years, she added.

Could Allah assist him in serving the people of Afghanistan, I also pray that peace comes to our nation, she said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the president, told a news conference the next transfer for the government is to type an inclusive team for talks with the Taliban after an anticipated deal between the insurgents and the United State of America. later this month.

Concerning the particulars of the reduction in violence, on how to implement it, the Afghan safety forces are working in close collaboration with the US partners, he mentioned.

Why declarations delayed?

The results had been delayed for almost 5 months after allegations of vote-rigging from Ghani’s fundamental rival, Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, forced a recount.

The delay left Afghanistan dealing with a political disaster just because the US seeks a deal with the Taliban which would enable it to withdraw troops in return for various safety ensures and a promise that the militants would maintain peace talks with the Afghan authorities.

If all goes well, then Ghani is more likely to be the person sitting throughout from the Taliban on the negotiating desk in a bid to chart Afghanistan’s future.

Earlier this week, Abdullah’s team mentioned they’d not settle for fraudulent results.

Present vice-president Abdul Rashid Dostum, a robust Uzbek former warlord, and Abdullah’s ally, has also threatened to form parallel authorities if fraudulent election outcomes are announced.

Abdullah lost to Ghani in 2014 in a divisive election that noticed the US intervene to broker an ungainly power-sharing deal between the 2 rivals.

Practically a million of the initial 2.7 million votes have been purged owing to irregularities, that means the election noticed by far the lowest turnout of any Afghan poll.

In the end, only 1.8 million votes have been counted- a tiny quantity given Afghanistan’s estimated population of 35 million and 9.6 million registered voters.

Equally, troubling presidential polls in 2014 delivered weak and divided nationwide unity authorities beneath Ghani and Abdullah- when the nation was pushed to the sting of dysfunction amid the withdrawal of some 100,000 overseas troops.

Who’s Ashraf Ghani?

According to Wikipedia, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (born 19 May 1949) is an Afghan politician and the present President of Afghanistan.

He first time elected on 21 September 2014 and second times elected on 18 February 2020 An anthropologist by education. He beforehand served as Minister of Finance and the Chancellor of Kabul University.

Earlier than returning to Afghanistan in 2002, Ghani was a professor of anthropology at quite a few establishments (principally Johns Hopkins University) and later began working with the World Bank.

As the Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan’s tried economic recovery after the collapse of the Taliban government.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wins the second term

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