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    Probe into suspect ballots may change results: IECC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Wednesday said ballot boxes, which had been quarantined, would be investigated next week in the presence of local and foreign observers.



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    Afghan electoral bodies need support: UN

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior UN mission official on Wednesday said the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) needed support to safeguard impartiality and transparency in their work.



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    Wolesi Jirga approves value-added tax law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): By a majority vote, the Wolesi Jirga or the lower house of parliament on Wednesday approved a law on value-added tax aimed at increasing the government’s revenues in the face of reducing foreign aid.



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    Partial vote recount ordered in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials on Wednesday started recounting suspect votes in southern Kandahar province following allegations of fraud and other irregularities in the April 5 elections, an official said.



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    ISAF, 3 Afghan entities act little on anti-graft proposals

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) on Wednesday released its fifth half-yearly report that indicated corruption continued to permeate all aspects of Afghan life.



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    Votes of 10 ballot boxes partially invalidated

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Votes cast for presidential candidates at 10 ballot boxes were partially invalidated after a recount in central Bamyan province, an official said on Wednesday.



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    Residents flee to safety as militant factions clash

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A fierce clash erupted on Wednesday between two rival insurgent factions in the Spinghar district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.



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    44 complaints probed; votes at 10 sites tallied

    MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Votes cast at two sites in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province have been invalidated in light of complaints investigated, an official said on Tuesday.



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    Graft impacts Afghan customs revenue: SIGAR

    KABUL (Pajhwok):  The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) on Tuesday released an audit of the id="mce_marker"98-million effort to develop Afghan customs revenue capacity. 



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    Vote recount process begins in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Local Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials in southern Helmand province on Tuesday began recounting of votes cast at 16 polling centres after complaints of fraud, an official said.