The EU and its Member States represented in Kabul welcome the announcement of the preliminary results of the presidential election in Afghanistan.
We note the conclusion of the first phase of the Independent Election Commission’s (IEC) work and welcome moving to the next step of the process with the Independent Electoral Complains Commission (IECC) with a view to announcing a final outcome.
Any complaints should be addressed only through the established procedures as specified in the electoral law.
We support the work of the IECC to conduct the crucial task of adjudicating the complaints in a professional, independent and timely manner.
We reaffirm the pivotal importance of this election in entrenching democracy in Afghanistan.