KABUL (Pajhwok): Head of the Hizb-E-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) has said his party was fully prepared for upcoming presidential election and would not allow delay in the elections, according to a statement on Tuesday.
HIA Head Gulbuddin Hikmatyar expressed the view during a meeting with elders, youth and a number or residents from northern Kunduz province here, read the HIA statement.
“The Wolesi Jirga polls were our first experience, despite the fact that all state machinery was in the service of our opponent we entered the election process in difficult circumstances,” said Hekmatyar.
“If the Wolesi Jirga polls had been transparent, and free from rigging the HIA candidates could grabbed most of the votes,” he believed.
The lower house elections were still an opportunity for competition besides the entire shortcoming, fraud, rigging and other issues, he said.
Hekmatyar reiterated his party’s preparedness for the upcoming presidential polls and added would not allow anyone to delay the presidential polls.
The Presidential Elections are scheduled for spring 2019.

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