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22nd July 2018

Karzai says not keen but may consider nomination in 2019 elections


Karzai says not keen but may consider nomination in 2019 elections

The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he is not keen but may consider nomination in the upcoming elections provided that the political parties agree with him and that no other options are left to resolve the issues of the country.

Karzai made the remarks during an interview with the Spiegel Online while answering questions regarding the upcoming elections.

He emphasized that the constitution of the country allows two terms for an individual to serve as the president.

Insisting that he has already served as the president of the country for two terms, Karzai said he would prefer not to compromise with the legacies he has left behind.

However, he said if there were no other options and the political parties agree, he would consider the challenge.

In other parts of the interview, Karzai pointed towards the relations with the United States as he emphasized on the need for the change in the US approach to combat terrorism.

He also added that he is in contact with the US Ambassador in Kabul and hoped that the negotiations would yield positive results and further strengthen the ties of the two nations.

Source: Khama

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