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Result of unfair elections unacceptable: Afghan presidential candidate

English.news.cn   2014-02-02 19:03:55

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah attends an election gathering in Kabul on Feb. 2, 2014. Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah who lost to Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan's 2009 presidential elections on Sunday warned that he would not accept forgery and fabricated result of the coming presidential polls scheduled for April 5 this year. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

KABUL, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah who lost to Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan's 2009 presidential elections on Sunday warned that he would not accept forgery and fabricated result of the coming presidential polls scheduled for April 5 this year.

"We want the coming elections to be a fair and transparent one. We do not accept the result of a fabricated and unfair election," Abdullah warned in a public gathering attended by hundreds of his supporters in the first day of his campaign to secure the top slot of his country.

Campaign for Afghanistan's third presidential elections formally commenced Sunday amid tight security and Taliban threat to disrupt the polling process.

Eleven candidates including two foreign ministers and a former defense ministers had registered to contest the race.

Abdullah who emerged as a potential candidate in 2009 presidential elections and challenged President Hamid Karzai had accused the later of forgery in the previous elections, warning the upcoming elections should be fair and transparent, otherwise the result"won't be acceptable".

He also called upon the officials of the election commission to be careful and check any irregularities with regard to the election process.

Announcing his programs, Abdullah promised to create job opportunities, revive the country's economy and work to ensure viable peace and security for the nation.

He also thanked the international community for its support over the past decade, saying that he would develop friendly relations with neighboring states and the international community if elected as president of the country.

Abdullah said that since Afghanistan needs lasting support of international community, inking bilateral security agreement with the United States would pave the way for continuation of international community's support to Afghanistan.

By holding meetings and posting posters and billboards on the streets of the capital, other presidential runners have also kicked off their campaign for the next Afghan presidential elections to secure the top slot of the militancy-plagued country.

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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