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‘Neighbours trying to influence poll process’

‘Neighbours trying to influence poll process’

Oct 29, 2013 - 18:25

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Musharikat-i-Milli party on Tuesday alleged Iran and Pakistaninfo-icon were trying to interfere in the Afghan presidential elections by supporting certain candidates.

Najibullah Kabuli, the party chief, told a meeting in the central capital that he had found documents indicating the neighbours’ financial support to election contenders of their choice.

Without naming anyone, Kabuli promised foreign-backed runners would be exposed after the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) released final list of candidates.

Kabuli claimed some individuals on the preliminary list were guilty of human rights violations and war crimes, while others had produced thumb impressions of supporters to the commission.

Conditions for a presidential wannabe include producing a million voter cards to the election body, but this formality is hard to meet and some runners have allegedly used forged thumb impressions.

Rafiullah, one of the 300 participants of the meeting, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the countrymen would never let anyone meddle in the electoral process.

Neighbours had changed Afghanistaninfo-icon into a battlefield by supporting different warring factions, he charged, hoping Afghan youth would work for peace and stability.

Abdul Samad Naab, a party official, said the meeting had unanimously passed a resolution that urged the future president to treat all provinces equally and give womeninfo-icon nine ministries.



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