U.S. Embassy Comment on Elections Reform

The decision to delay presidential elections was made by the IEC in order to address administrative and technical deficiencies that were apparent in the parliamentary elections in the fall.  We join with the many Afghans and others in the international community who believe that serious elections reform is necessary.  It is up to the Afghans to elect their leaders, and they deserve elections bodies that are capable and staffed with experts who can restore public trust in the process.