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    435 ballot boxes audited in 3 days: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Sunday that 435 ballot boxes had been audited over the past three days in the presence of representatives of both presidential candidates and national and international observers.



    KABUL, Jul 17, 2014: Mohammad Yousuf Nuristani, chairman of Independent Election Commission (IEC), along with other officials in a press conference in connection of recounting process of votes in K

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    Karzai orders probe into bomb attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday directed the security officials to thoroughly investigate an attack that killed two staff members of the Presidency.



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    IECC seeks UN help to verify fraud claims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) on Tuesday asked the United Nations to extend its help to verify the fraud-related audio clips recently released by the presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, an official said on Tuesday.



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    Noor asks candidates to respect IEC decision

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said all questions raised by presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah were answered in line with established law, asking President Hamid Karzai to encourage Abdullah to rejoin the election process.



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    Abdullah resumes cooperation with IEC, IECC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has resumed cooperation with the election management bodies, signalling progress in ending the political deadlock, an official said on Wednesday.



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    Respect people’s verdict, Massoud tells Abdullah backers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former vice-president Zia Massoud on Wednesday congratulated presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai’s camp on its expected electoral victory, asking rivals to avoid whipping up jihadi and tribal sentiments.



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    Nuristani urges people to vote, defy threats

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) chairman, on Saturday asked all eligible voters to stream to polling stations and cast ballots, defying threats of violence.



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    Hearing into PC candidates' complaints begins

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Saturday began a hearing into more than 3,000 complaints lodged by Provincial Council (PC) candidates against alleged fraud during the April provincial council elections.



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    IEC wants fraud-tainted officials fired

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday warned if the government failed to fire the officials allegedly involved in fraud and rigging, the panel would have to make public their names.