Establishment of coalition by Abdullah and Karzai not ruled out: press-secretary of Abdullah's electoral staff
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 30 / Trend D. Khatinoglu /
Though the presidential candidate, Abdullah Abdullah insists on a second tour of the presidential elections in Afghanistan, press-secretary of his election staff does not exclude that he will create the coalition with Karzai.
Establishment of the coalition by Abdullah together with Karzai, who is in power, does not coincide with the will of the people and his supporters. Nevertheless, if the elections are postponed due to any reasons, such as security is under threat in the country or weather conditions deteriorate, Abdullah will put forward a proposal to establish the coalition with Karzai, Abdullah's press-secretary Fazil Sancharki told Trend over phone from Kabul.
Sancharki said that in case of cancellation of the second round of elections, Abdullah will present some proposals to Karzai to fill the country's political gap and ensure the legitimacy of power. Press-secretary has not spoken about these proposals exactly.
The presidential elections in Afghanistan took place on August 20. According to the preliminary statistics, President Hamid Karzai got 55 percent of votes (3 million 93,000 votes), Abdullah Abdullah with 1,571,000 votes took the second place. However, stating about 3,000 complaints, the Independent Electoral Commission announced 1.5 million of votes as falsificated.
The second round of the presidential elections will be held in Afghanistan on November 10. It is not ruled out that if the weather deteriorates or the Taliban's activity intesifies, the second round will be postponed or cancelled.
Sancharki said that the second round is important for Abdullah.
"Taking into account serious differences between the current regime and Abdullah, creation of the coalition with Karzai is fraught with great risk," Abdullah's press-secretary said.
Given the completion of Karzai's presidential term, and if the second round is not held, Abdullah will agree to cooperate on a number of programs with certain political forces and power, Sancharki said.
The Independent Electoral Commission of Afghanistan said that the elections will not be held in 11 provinces due to impossibility to ensure proper safety in these provinces.