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UN Urges Taliban Not to Hinder Elections

In an exclusive interview with TOLOnews, Jan Kubis, the United Nations Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), urged the Taliban not to hinder the democratic process.

Kubis asserted that the killings of electoral employees by Taliban militans is unacceptable and asked the Afghan government  to use all resources available to ensure the April vote is free, transparent, secure and inclusive.

"This is my message: directly and indirectly allow the people to vote - that is their right. These are your people and this is your country as well, so give them the chance," Kubis said.

Kubis welcomed and reemphasized President Hami Karzai's statements on Thursday regarding government interferenc in the elections. He warned that if signs of government meddling is observed, the UN would take action.

The senior UN official said that he does not expect flawless elections in Afghanistan, but he believes that the results will be satisfactory for the people of Afghanistan and and the Presidential candidates.

Friday, 21 February 2014, TOLO News

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