Following the announcement by IEC of the final results of the presidential elections of 28 September 2019, EU congratulated president M. Ashraf Ghani on the outcome of the electoral process.

Following the announcement by IEC of the final results of the presidential elections of 28 September 2019, EU congratulated president M. Ashraf Ghani on the outcome of the electoral process.
The IEC on Tuesday declared M. Ashraf Ghani as the president of Afghanistan by securing 50.64 percent of the votes.
Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, called President Ashraf Ghani to congratulate him on the outcome of the electoral process, EU official website said in a statement.
He welcomed that months of intensive verification and an appeal process engaging all interested parties had come to an end.

“The European Union pays tribute to the work of the Election Management Bodies under the challenges they were confronted with,” the statement read.
High Representative Borrell recalled that the European Union has always supported the “constitutional and institutional” framework of Afghanistan.

The European Union looks forward to continuing the work with the new administration under President Ghani.
Mr Borrell also welcomed President Ghani’s commitment to form an inclusive government where all the people of Afghanistan feel represented.
“The priority will now be to ensure unity in support of an inclusive peace process. The European Union stands ready to support the peace process, which is an opportunity not to be missed,” he stressed.

The European Union stands ready to continue its support to political and economic reforms, to strengthen the rule of law and to foster the fundamental rights of all Afghans.

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said cautiously in a statement that it is ready to work with the future government.
“The United Nations has underscored the importance of an orderly process leading up to the announcement of the final results, and continues to stress the equal importance of national cohesion in the period ahead, noting that the election process has been a joint responsibility of all stakeholders, including the electoral management bodies and the candidates, as well as media, civil society and other actors,” read the statement.


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