Press Release by the Office of the Chief Executive on Announcement of the Date of Presidential Election

Following the request of the leaders of the National Unity Government to set the date of the presidential election, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) proclaimed 31st of Hamal, 1398 solar year as the time of the election. We support announcement of the date of the presidential election.

Political stability and sustainability of democratic process require free, fair, transparent and timely elections. We support the independent and transparent decisions of the Election Commissions to hold the current year's parliamentary election and the next year’s presidential election. The National Unity Government tries to provide the necessary facilities for conducting a nationwide and fair election.

The government is committed to restoring people’s trust to elections with the help of the Election Commissions.

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah

Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan