Watchdog warns of possible delay in upcoming elections

An election watchdog on Tuesday warned of possible delay in the upcoming parliamentary and district council elections.

Habibullah Shinwari, a member of the Election Watch Organization of Afghanistan said that the election will not be held at the scheduled time (October this year).

According to the watchdog, lack of proper working mechanism in the election commission (IEC) has caused the eligible Afghan refugees in neighboring countries and citizens who are employed in abroad as well as prisoners to be deprived of voting in the election.

“Due to lack of a proper mechanism of the commission, these groups possible get deprived of voting,” Shinwari said.

The organization, meanwhile, said that due to the negligence of the security force and IEC, 700 voter registration centers have been closed in 38 districts.

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