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    Security and Crime

    Govt-backed candidates likely to win polls

    KABUL (PAN): Some candidates for the September 18 parliamentary election believe government-backed runners would find their way to the new parliament.



    Governance

    IEC, Wolesi Jirga at odds over vote count

     KABUL(PAN): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, had "no legal authority" to supervise the vote-counting proces



    Security and Crime

    Candidates warn of rejecting poll results

    KABUL (PAN): Candidates from northern Kunduz province, condemning large-scale irregularities in last week's parliamentary election, warned on Thursday they would not accept results if authoriti



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    Governance

    Afghan vote a significant step: UN

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Afghanistan and its international partners need to focus on the road ahead in ensuring peace and development in the conflict-devastated country after a series of im



    Governance

    Electioneering a roaring business for fortune-tellers

    KABUL (PAN): As many as 83 candidates for the September 18 parliamentary election are said to have sought spiritual help from religious scholars who received thousands of dollars in exchange for am



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    Governance

    1.5m afghanis received in fines from poll law violators

    KABUL (PAN): The Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) has received about 1.5 million afghanis in fines from violators of the poll law in 190 cases that happened on election day and during the thre