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Call for calm after the elections in Afghanistan

(B2/ Summer brief) The European Union observation mission, led by former general Philippe Morillon, gave a mixed opinion on the Afghan elections on August 22. “Free” elections even if in certain parts of the country he could not have a vote. “What we observed in general was considered good and fair”, but “the elections were not free in certain parts of the country due to the terror” which reigns there, declares Philippe Morillon, during a conference press office in Kabul. The EU, through the Swedish Presidency, expresses its concern (regarding) reports of fraud and irregularities” and “calls on all stakeholders to promote national unity and stability, to refrain from prejudging the results and to resort only to legal means and to appropriate national institutions to resolve disputes and respond to complaints”. In short, to avoid conflagration (download the EU statement).

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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