Next Afghan president will take office in coming weeks, says Ghani
Addressing the Afghan defense and security forces, President Ghani said, “The new president, elected by clean votes of the Afghan people, will swear in within coming three weeks.” He added that the responsibility to announce who will be the next president lies with the electoral commissions.
Ghani makes these remarks while the Independent Election
Commission (IEC) said that preliminary result of the presidential poll held on
September 28 will be announced on October 19 and the final result on November
Chief Executive Abdullah who is said to be the main rival of
Ghani previously claimed victory in the election. He claimed that his team will
lead the next government.
Following Abdullah’s remarks, the IEC said that the winner
of the election will be announced by the commission and no candidate is allowed
to claim premature victory.