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Election results from some electoral districts to change: IECC

The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said the Wolesi Jirga election results from some of electoral districts would be changed up to 100 percent following complaints from the relevant regions.
Election results from some electoral districts to change: IECC
The Wolesi Jirga elections were conducted on October 20 and 21 across 32 provinces of the country and in Kandahar, on October 27. Initial results of the elections from Kabul, Baghlan and Paktia provinces and Kuchi electoral district are yet to be announced.

The polls in southern Ghazni province had to be delayed due to some problems and are expected next year.

Humaira Haqmal, deputy IECC chief, told a public meeting about addressing election complaints here, said: “Changes are coming in the results from some electoral districts by cent percent because of massive fraud and we have received a large number of complaints.”

She said the Independent Election Commission did not consider the complaints of provincial IECC offices.

To a question, she said: “All votes of Maidan Wardak province are likely to be invalidated because above 75 percent fraud in this province.”

She did not provide information about the election results of other electoral districts, but said that the IEC could not announce the final results, pending an ongoing review of complaints by the IECC.

Ali Reza Rouhani, IECC spokesman, also said initial election results would change and final results announcement depended to IECC’s decision.

The results of some provinces the IEC had announced may be accepted but the results of some electoral districts may totally change, he added.

The IECC has earlier invalidated all votes of Kabul but the government and the IEC rejected the decision and asked for its reconsideration.

About the invalidation of all Kabul votes, Rouhani said, “We have not yet received we had requested from the IEC, our stance is still the same.”

The IEC has so far announced initial results of 30 provinces, triggering protests by failing candidates and their supports in many provinces.
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Sunday 23 December 2018 16:37
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