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UNAMA ACKNOWLEDGES RESIGNATION OF CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER

UNAMA ACKNOWLEDGES RESIGNATION OF CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER

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Jun 23, 2014 - 08:23

 UNAMA ACKNOWLEDGES RESIGNATION OF CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER

KABULinfo-icon,  23 June 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistaninfo-icon
(UNAMA)  acknowledges  today’s resignation of the country’s chief electoral
officer, the Head of the Secretariat of the Independent Election Commission
(IECinfo-icon), Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhil.

UNAMA recognizes the resignation as a step that helps protect Afghanistan’s
historic  political  transition  and  contributes  to an orderly and timely
electoral process under the country’s legal and institutional framework and
through its mandated electoral institutions and their procedures.

The  Mission  also  recognizes  with  appreciation that the IEC Secretariat
head’s  decision  puts  national  interests ahead of personal interests and
sought to remove any cause of distrust in the electoral process.

UNAMA  notes that Mr. Amarkhil’s long professional experience helped ensure
that,  during  his  tenure as the head of the IEC Secretariat, preparations
for  Afghanistan’s  historic  presidential election were better managed and
more  advanced than those previously. The improved technical quality of the
preparations   for   these  polls  has  been  recognized  by  domestic  and
international observer groups.

Following the resignation, the Mission calls on the Presidential candidates
to  fully  re-enter  the  electoral  process,  cooperate with the electoral
institutions and respect their decisions.

UNAMA will continue to support the Afghan-owned and -led electoral process,
part  of the democratic process chosen by the Afghan people as the means to
establish a new and legitimate Government that will reflect the will of the
majority of participating Afghan voters.
                                   *****
(See attached file: 23_June_
2014_UNAMA_acknowledges_resignation_of_chief_electoral_officer_Dari.pdf)
(See attached file: 23_June_
2014_UNAMA_acknowledges_resignation_of_chief_electoral_officer_Pashto.pdf)

Strategic Communication and Spokespersons Unit
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
Kabul, Afghanistan
http://unama.unmissions.org
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