Analysts on Monday criticized Afghan political leaders for not putting aside tensions and for not giving foreigners a chance to mediate and end their differences.
The rift between the Presidential Palace and the Sapedar Palace emerged was inflamed after the election results were announced last month.
Analysts said there is a need for Afghan politicians to end political crises on their own.
“Politicians of Afghanistan have often been waiting for foreigners to come and end their fights. They have never shown an initiative on their own,” said Ahmad Wali Massoud, an Afghan politician who ran for president in last year’s presidential election.
Reports indicate that US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met Ghani and Abdullah multiple times on Sunday to find a solution for the electoral crisis. But these efforts failed.
“Unfortunately, over the last five years the government leaders did not show a reaction to Americans’ interferences and now a similar situation has been created which is in contravention of Article fourteen of the Constitution of Afghanistan,” said Nasrullah Stanikzai, a university lecturer.
Some Kabul residents interviewed by TOLOnews said they want a solution to any crisis, especially under the current circumstances, in the country.
“We want them to come together and solve the problems. We've had enough war and violence," said Noorullah, a Kabul resident.
“The people are in a 88bad economic condition, but the leaders are holding the power and their families are abroad,” said Mohammad Aslam Husainkhail, a Kabul resident.
Some analysts have said that the current crisis is the outcome of the controversial election. But a member of the election commission, Awrang Zeb, said efforts have been made to ensure each step of their activity was transparent.
“All decisions of the complaints commission were implemented,” Awrangzeb said. “We announced the results based on the (electoral complaints commission’s) decisions.”