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    Delay to allow for vote audit: Noor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Delaying by two days the release of preliminary results from the April 5 presidential elections, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said it would still release a third set of partial results on Thursday.



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    Sayyaf to conditionally back future govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Trailing presidential candidate Abul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf on Wednesday said they wanted a future government that was in the interest of Islam and Afghanistan and could bring about peace and stability.



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    MPs want final results in stipulated time

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to announce the final results from the April 5 elections in the stipulated time.



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    14 media outlets fined for law violation

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The media commission of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday fined 13 television channels and a radio network for violation of laws during election campaign, an official said.



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    Balance in poll results from provinces stressed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As a planned full results from the April elections were delayed until Saturday, civil society activists and members of tribal councils on Wednesday asked the two electoral bodies to maintain a balance among provinces with regard to releasing partial returns.



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    Wolesi Jirga mulls final word on Dilawari’s fate

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday agreed to firm up a new date for summoning again Da Afghanistan Bank governor Noorullah Dilawari and deciding his fate after he failed to appear before the assembly twice.



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    Paktika officials ready for second election round

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Local officials in southeastern Paktika province said on Wednesday they were fully ready if the election headed for the second round.



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    Vote recounting process in Balkh completed

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Wednesday said recount process of the April 5 election votes in northern Balkh province completed while the votes of three ballot boxes invalidated.



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    UNAMA lauds efforts at vote transparency

    KABUL (Pajhwok):The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Wednesday it was encouraged by steps taken by the two Afghan national electoral institutions to continuously increase transparency around the counting of votes.



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    Ariana Afghan Airlines posts historic results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The national Ariana Afghan Airlines (AAA) on Wednesday posted the highest quarterly results in number of passengers, revenues and on-time performance in the international carrier’s 59-year history.