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    Governance

    Partial results from April 5 polls delayed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): With presidential candidates and their supporters waiting impatiently, the release of partial results from last weekend’s presidential elections has been delayed by a day, an official said on Saturday.



    Governance

    Partial results from April 5 polls delayed until Sunday

    KABUL (Pajhwok): With Afghans impatiently waiting, the release of partial results from last weekend’s presidential elections has been delayed by another day, an official said on Saturday.



    Governance

    Run-off seen mandatory for top 2 runners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Amid speculation none of the eight presidential runners will be able to obtain the magic 50+1 percent of ballots, political experts say that the new law makes it compulsory for the two highest vote-grabbers to go to a second round.



    European Union Election Assesment Team first press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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    Thijs Berman European Union Election Assesment Team Chief observer

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    Governance

    'Foreign observation key to credible vote'

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An independent electoral watchdog on Wednesday said international poll observers had a crucial role to play in holding transparent elections, saying the pullout of staff by two foreign observation missions would not have any negative effect on the observation process.



    Security and Crime

    Dead PC runner identified as Mohammadi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A provincial council candidate who died a day earlier along with nine others in a brazen Taliban attack on the Independent Election Commission (IEC)’s regional office in Kabul has been identified as Zamarai Mohammadi.



    Governance

    Naeem pulls out of race in Rassoul’s favour

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In an expected development, presidential runner Sardar Muhammad Nadir Naeem on Wednesday announced withdrawing from the electoral race in favour of Dr. Zalmai Rassoul.



    Governance

    IEC to expose officials interfering in polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday urged President Hamid Karzai to initiate action against government officials interfering in electoral affairs and warned to expose such individuals.



    Governance,Features

    Most PC members support 3 presidential runners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Of 307 provincial council (PC) members interviewed by Pajhwok Afghan News, 65 support presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai while 61back Dr. Abdullah Abduullah.