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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday he had rejected a proposal by some prominent Afghanistan politicians to stay in power for five years or more without holding elections until the fate of the ongoing Afghan peace process is determined.

Speaking to the Afghani people on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Ghani said the politicians had asked him to stay in power during a meeting in Kabul last June attended by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, but told them he did not want to stay in power for a minute after his term expires.

Ghani stressed in previous statements that the Afghan people will decide in their votes the legitimacy of the future government, pointing out that Afghanistan needs an active and responsible government, and this thing can not happen without holding elections.

Read also: Taliban rejects direct talks with Afghan government

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