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    EU team observing audit of ballots

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union Election Assessment Team (EU EAT) said on Saturday it was actively observing the ongoing audit of the presidential run‐off vote.



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    Vote audit to be completed in time, says IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As the vote audit continues in Kabul, the Independent Election Commission IEC on Saturday affirmed its commitment to completing the process within four weeks.



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    MPs deny trust vote to 3 ICOIC members

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament) on Saturday again denied giving a trust vote to three outgoing members of the Independent Commission for Overseeing the Implementation of Constitution (ICOIC).



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    Muslimyar named senator for another term

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has nominated Fazal Hadi Muslimyar as senator for another term, the Cabinet Secretariat said on Saturday.



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    Unity govt idea floated by Afghans: Qanuni

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The strategy for a government of national unity had been devised by the Afghan government and endorsed by the global fraternity to break the electoral deadlock, the first vice-president said on Saturday.



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    Karzai appoints team to probe Orgun attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday appointed a delegation to investigate a deadly car-bomb attack in the Orgun district of southeastern Paktika province.



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    Next president to name IEC secretary

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A new Independent Election Commission (IEC) secretary would be appointed by the next president, while a government, an official said on Saturday.



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    Protestors want encroachments removed

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of residents on Saturday staged a protest demonstration in Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, asking officials to reopen blocked roads and initiate a drive against encroachments.



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    US hopes for govt of national unity in Kabul

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Heartened by several meetings between presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmedzai since the agreement on an audit of ballots, the US hoped the election results would lead to the creation of a national unity government.