Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, September 25, 2012. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine
Afghan president says 2014 election will be on time
Posted : Thursday, 04 October 2012 02:12AM
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday that presidential elections in 2014 when his term will end would happen on time and "without interruption", despite a continuing insurgency and concerns about a simultaneous NATO combat troop exit.
"The election will definitely happen. Go on and choose your own favorite candidate. My term, if prolonged by even a day, will be seen as illegitimate," Karzai told a press conference at his Kabul garden palace.
(Reporting by Rob Taylor; Editing by Jonathan Thatcher)
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