Muslimyar, Noor asked to form interim govt
After the first round of the presidential election on April 5, followed by the runoff polls on July 14, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) recently completed a nationwide UN-supervised audit of votes.
But results could not be made public even after the completion of the 50 days audit due to lingering rifts between the presidential candidates -- Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.
Discussion between the two contenders on forming a government of national unity reached a deadlock due to disagreements on the powers of the chief executive. President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday asked the candidates to reach deal without further delay.
Wafaq-e-Milli leader Bismillah Sher, speaking at a meeting in Kabul, expressed serious reservations about the prolonged election process. He urged the candidates to uphold the national interest.
“I have contacted people of different provinces and they did not want any of the candidates (to come to power),” he said, without giving further details.
“They told me Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar and Balkh Governor Atta Muhammad Noor should form a short-term government to steer the nation out of current deadlock,” he added.
Muslimyar and Noor, he claimed, had the ability to pull country out of crisis and both had representation throughout the country. He said those who committed irregularities in the polls should be punished under the law.
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