Azerbaijan, Baku, November 2 / Trend T. Jafarov /
The second tour of the presidential elections in Afghanistan scheduled for November 7 was cancelled as Karzai remained the only candidate, head of the Afghani independent electoral commission Davud Ali Najafi told Trend over phone.
Najafi also stressed that Hamid Karzai was declared as the Afghani President on November 2 at 16:00 local time.
One of the candidates for president - ex-foreign minister, doctor Abdullah Abdullah told about his refusal from participating in the second tour on Sunday. Karzai's press-service confirmed intention of incumbent president to participate in the second tour of elections. The president was very upset that Abdullah Abdullah will not participate in the elections.
According to the preliminary results of the first tour of the presidential elections held on august 20, incumbent president Hamid Karzai got about 55 percent of votes. His major opponent Abdullah Abdullah got 28 percent. The elections were marred with mass falsification of voting papers.
The Afghani Central Election Commission upon the Electoral Complaints Commission's request corrected final results of the elections by checking 10 percent of suspicious voting papers.
According to final information, Karzai got 49.67 percent. It is necessary to get 50 percent plus 1 vote to win in the first tour upon the Afghani legislation.