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75,000 issued with voter cards: Manawi

75,000 issued with voter cards: Manawi

Jul 01, 2013 - 20:28

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) chief Fazl Ahmad Manawi said on Monday since the commencement of the voter registration process on May 26, nearly 75,000 individuals had been issued with voting cards. But the number of womeninfo-icon card recipients remained low.

During an exclusive interview, Manawi told Pajhwok Afghan News of the total 75,000 registered individuals, 16,000 were eligible female voters. The participation of women in the registration process was inadequate, he regretted.

“We are working with government departments and civil societyinfo-icon organisations to increase public awareness about the importance of encouraging women to get voting cards,” he said, adding they encountered no security or technical problem during the registration process.

Currently, are 40 registration centres were operating across the country, but in the second phase of the process, the number would increase to 400, covering all provincial capitals and district centres, he added.




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