Updated: 06/20/2014 22:27 | By Agence France-Presse

Karzai backs calls for UN help to solve Afghan election crisis

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday intervened for the first time in the country's growing election crisis, backing a call for UN mediation to help solve the standoff over alleged fraud.


Karzai backs calls for UN help to solve Afghan election crisis

Afghan President Hamid Karzai casts his vote at a polling station in Kabul, on June 14, 2014 - by Wakil Kohsar

"I not only accept this proposal (to the UN), but I see it as a positive step to ending these problems," Karzai said in a statement.

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