After waiting for more than six hours for U.S. Secretary of State, both presidential candidates and the head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to address the nation, the electoral deadlock has been broken when the men announced that an agreement has been reached during the late night press conference on Saturday.
Secretary of State John Kerry said that both candidates have reached a common ground in negotiations saying that "both are determined that the votes of the people of Afghanistan are counted."
The terms of negotiations were that 100 percent of the votes will be audited; all 8.1 million votes. The audit is set to be carried out in the next 24 hours in Kabul. Ballot boxes from other provinces will be transferred by the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). The audits will be supervised by the UN and the candidates' agents.