IEC asked to reject corrupt candidates
KABUL (PAN): The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring & Evaluation Committee (MEC) on Saturday feared insecurity could threaten next year’s elections in parts of the country and cautioned against the appointment of corrupt officials.
Drago Kos, an international MEC member, told a press conference in Kabul the committee hoped the security situation in troubled parts would improve in the lead-up to presidential and provincial council elections.
He alleged some external and internal elements did not want the MEC to operate and oversee illegal activities during the elections.
Kos asked the IEC to address concerns about the voter registration process and reject nomination papers of those having committed corruption in the past.
The expert said the MEC had asked the IEC not to appoint biased election staff and make available voter registration facilitates in remote areas.
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