IEC postpones results of Parliamentary election

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has postponed the preliminary results of the last month’s parliamentary polls.

The results were expected to be announced on November 10, but it has been delayed to at least 10 days.

The IEC cited issues in “filtration and transportation process” of ballots over the delay.

“The preliminary results [from the vote] in all provinces except Kabul will be announced on November 23, and the results from Kabul will be revealed on the first day of next month,” said Sayed Hafizullah Hashimi, a Spokesman for the IEC.

He said based on the law, final results will be revealed a month after the preliminary results.

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Very few willing to run for district council elections

The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Wednesday raised concerns over the lack of candidates registered to run in the upcoming district council elections. 

In some districts not even a single candidate has filed nomination papers to run in the elections, said the IEC.

IEC statistics meanwhile indicate that 3,058 people registered to run in the district council elections across Afghanistan.

Based on the law, there should be 2,800 representatives in the district councils.

According to the IEC, some districts in Uruzgan, Paktika, Paktia, Kunar, Kandahar, Helmand, Badghis and Laghman have not one candidate.

IEC chief Gula Jan Abdul Badi Sayyad said that insecurity in these regions has been the key factor behind the low candidate registration turnout in the districts. 

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Afghanistan announces parliament elections date scheduled for 7 July 2018

The Afghanistan Independent Elections Commission (IEC) announced the date for the long waited parliamentary elections.

IEC chief Najibullah Ahmadzai said the parliamentary elections date has been set for the July 7th of 2018.
He made the announcement during a press conference in Kabul this evening, urging the government to assist with the arrangement funds for the elections.

This comes as the government has stepped up efforts to organize the long-delayed parliamentary and district councils elections.

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