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    Losing runners take to streets against IECC

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Like other provinces, losing provincial council candidates on Wednesday staged a rally in southwestern Nimroz province, accusing the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) of counting invalidated votes as valid at seven polling stations.


    Losers erect tents outside governor’s office

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Resuming their protest against the electoral bodies, losing provincial council candidates and their supporters on Wednesday erected tents in front of the governor’s office in western Herat province.


    In Nangarhar, return of the old guard

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Of the 19 provincial council election winners in eastern Nangarhar province, 11 are relatives of public representatives and other high-ranking government officials.


    Proofs of fraud ignored, claim Khost runners

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Some losing provincial council candidates in southeastern Khost province have accused the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of ignoring findings of the watchdog’s investigations.

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    Winners hail PC results, but losers wail

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The delay in announcement of the final results from the provincial council elections has in no way undermined transparency in the democratic exercise, successful candidates from central Kapisa province said on Wednesday.


    Revised PC polls results replace 47 runners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Revised results from the April 5 provincial council polls released on Tuesday by the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) declared 47 previously losing candidates as winners.


    Mostly youth make it to Helmand PC

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): As many as 10 new faces --- young and educated --- have found their way to the 15-member provincial council of southern Helmand province.


    Protesting candidates say their mandate stolen

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Protesting provincial candidates and their supporters on Tuesday staged a rally in Kabul, accusing the election commissions of fraud and asking court to take action against those involved in vote rigging.


    MPs want election officials booked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Accusing election officials of committing widespread irregularities in provincial council polls, some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday asked the government to subject the two electoral bodies to a drastic reshuffle.


    Losing PC runners accuse IEC of fraud

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Losing provincial council candidates on Sunday alleged the April 5 vote had not been conducted in a transparent manner, paving the ground for mafia leaders and influential figures to make it to the provincial bodies.