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Above 94pc ballot papers reach Kabul: IEC

Above 94pc ballot papers reach Kabul: IEC

Apr 14, 2014 - 20:13

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): More than 94 percent of result sheets and sensitive electoral materials from polling centres in provinces had reached Kabul, an official said on Monday.

Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) spokesman Noor Mohammad Noor told reporters in Kabul the 94.4 percent results of votes counted in provinces would be entered into the IEC’s data system after a recount.

He said sensitive electoral materials were delivered to the IEC headquarters under a close vigil of security forces.

He said the votes tallying process had been successful so far and next partial results from the April 5 presidential vote would be announced next week.   

Meanwhile, the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) said it had started recounting votes of quarantined ballot boxes in northern Baghlan province.

The vote recount of 30 electoral sites began in the presence of election observers at a warehouse of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), where the suspicious boxes had been placed.

Noorddin Wardak, chief of IECC regional office in Baghlan, said they would separate fraudulent votes to declare them void.

Of 1,800 ballots polled for presidential candidates in Khawash area of Khost district, 1,600 were recounted as of Monday noon, he said.    



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