No presidential runner registered so far: IEC
KABUL (PAN): No candidate has registered so far for the presidential election slated for April 2014, but 213 individuals have jumped into the race for provincial councils since the beginning of the registration process.
The processes of candidates’ registration began in mid-September. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) spokesman, said on Thursday 46 possible candidates, including a woman, had been issued information kits.
Noor Mohammad Noor told Pajhwok Afghan News the commission had already guided recipients of presidential vote information kits on how to fill out the prescribed forms and submit them to the IEC.
He said filling the forms would take candidates time to apply for registration. Each of the recipients has been asked to produce 100,000 voter cards of their supporters and $20,000 (1000, 000 afs) in cash guarantee.
Noor added so far, 1,776 people had received information kits for provincial council candidates. As many as 213 of them have registered, including 22 women. Each of them should have the support of 200 to 600 people and deposit $400 in the IEC account.
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