• publish: 19 May 2019
  • time: 1:00 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 8353
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Yamamoto calls for separate holding of upcoming elections

The head of the UN mission in Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto in a meeting with members of the Independent Election Commission in Kabul on Sunday called for the separate holding of the presidential, the provincial councils and the Ghazni parliamentary elections.

The three elections are scheduled to be held simultaneously on September 28. 

Yamamoto has said that holding the elections at the same time would mean “committing suicide”.

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has rejected the remarks. 

This comes as according to the VOA, the chairperson of the Independent Election Commission Hawa Alam Nuristani has rejected a request by the US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells to postpone the provincial councils and Ghazni parliamentary elections. 

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