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    Newly-elected Herat PC members sworn-in

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The newly-elected provincial council (PC) members of western Herat province were sworn-in on Thursday after weeks of protests by losing candidates, officials said.


    Electronic ID cards to ensure election transparency: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chairman of the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) said that issuance of new electronic identity cards, exact number of voters and tight security would ensure transparency in future elections.


    Khost council remains split over Senate rep

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Some members of the provincial council in southeastern Khost province on Sunday alleged they had been offered bribes to vote for a specific senatorial candidate.


    Body formed to investigate fraud in elections

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chairman of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) said Saturday a committee had been formed to investigate officials allegedly involved fraud and rigging in the April elections.


    No breakthrough in talks on new Cabinet

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Talks between President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah were underway to form the new Cabinet ahead of the London Conference, but there has been no breakthrough, an official said.


    AGO to probe PC candidates fraud allegations

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace’s Administrative Affairs Office has directed the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to investigate fraud allegations raised by losing candidates in the April provincial council elections, a lawmaker said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Robbery gang held from candidate’s home

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Police detained six armed robbers from the house of a failing provincial council candidate during a raid in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province on Monday.


    New Kabul PC members administered oath

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The newly-elected provincial council members of central Kabul province were sworn-in on Monday at the Governor’s House here despite warnings from losing candidates to disrupt the ceremony.


    Khost PC in trouble to elect admin board

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Newly sworn-in provincial council members in southeastern Khost province on Monday accused the provincial Independent Election Commission (IEC) of deliberately not conducting the ballot to choose their administrative board’s members.


    Losers renew warning to disrupt oath ceremony

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Failed provincial council candidates on Sunday warned to once again disrupt a planned oath-taking ceremony for winning runners in Kabul if their demands went unaddressed.