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Karzai to respect any run-off ruling: official

President Hamid Karzai will respect any legal ruling on Afghanistan's run-off election and regrets his challenger Abdullah Abdullah's withdrawal from the contest, his office said Sunday.

world Updated: Nov 01, 2009 22:31 IST

President Hamid Karzai will respect any legal ruling on Afghanistan's run-off election and regrets his challenger Abdullah Abdullah's withdrawal from the contest, his office said Sunday.

"We regret the announcement of Dr Abdullah to not participate in the second round of the elections," it said in a statement.

"In the light of Afghanistan's constitution and for the sake of democracy and rule of law in Afghanistan, we remain committed and bound to respect the process and will accept any decisions by the Independent Election Commission and other legal institutions."