Ghani met Independent Election Commission for election date


Kabul, Afghanistan: According to the Afghan news media report, National Unity Government (NUG) leaders have asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to announce the date for the 2019 presidential elections.

President Ashraf Ghani met with IEC members, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Tadamichi Yamamoto, and various ambassadors of countries supporting the election process.

“At the meeting the leadership of the NUG asked the IEC to reassure the people about the (voter) registration process and provide facilities for political parties, civil society organizations and international observers to monitor the election process,”the statement read.

“President Ghani made it clear at the meeting that any outside influence, by anyone, including government employees, in the election process will be considered a crime and action will take,” read the statement.

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