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3,800 complaints filed with EEC

3,800 complaints filed with EEC

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Oct 03, 2010 - 15:21

HERAT CITY (PAN) More than 50 percent of objections filed with the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) could affect results from several polling sites, an official said on Sunday.

The ECC would seriously consider the complaints, promised Ahmad Zia Rafat, a member of the electoral watchdog.  He revealed 3,347 of the total complaints had been divided into three categories.

Rafat said 56 percent of the objections had been included in the first category. If substantiated, the complaints could impinge on the election outcome from polling centres, he told a news conference in Herat City.

The Independent Election Commission had referred 156 candidates from Parwan, Jawzjan, Samangan, Sar-i-Pul, Badakhshan, Kunduz and Laghman provinces to the ECC, the spokesman continued. They will be fined for violating the election law.

In Herat, where 26 people were arrested on the charge of fraud on the election day, 325 complaints -- 180 of them placed in the first category -- have been registered. Two district governors, two district police chiefs, one crime branch chief and a municipality official used governmental resources in the province. 

Without naming anyone, the ECC spokesman said complaints had also been filed against a sitting minister.

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