Addressing reporters in Kabul, election officials said that all preparations were taken for the presidential election which is due to be held on coming Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Independent Election Commission and Electoral Complaints Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to prevent interfere in one another’s affairs.
IEC chairwoman, Hawa Alam Nurstani, said that they will not allow foreign interference in their affairs to ensure transparency in the vote.
While the election is approaching, IEC has yet to recruit temporary staff in some provinces.
IEC commissioner Mawlana Abdullah said that the process will be completed soon, however, election watchdogs have warned that delay in recruiting workers could create major challenge during voting day.
According to IEC, 113 institutions have applied for observing the vote, a figure experts say is not enough.
Experts blame lack of funds for election watchdogs and security threats for reduction in election observers.
Sunday 22 September 2019 17:52