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Noor assumes run-off election is likely

Noor assumes run-off election is likely

Apr 19, 2014 - 19:07

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Predicting the likelihood of a run-off election between two leading presidential hopefuls, the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) on Saturday said ballot papers of 523 polling centres had been recounted and of another more than 500 sites being probed.

Noor Mohammad Noor, the IEC spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News these sites were in 31 provinces and they would announce results once the investigation process had finished.

He said ballot boxes at 1,084 sites needed to be reassessed and they had so far investigated suspect ballot boxes of 500 sites so far in the presence of observers and representatives of presidential candidates.  

Noor said these boxes belonged to all the provinces and the assessment was aimed at separating fraudulent votes from valid ones, a process still in place.  

He said the election commission was making efforts to announce the final results on schedule.

However, he said they needed enough time to tell apart from fraudulent ballots and ensure the public mandate had been respected.

He said they were trying to release a high percentage partial result of the presidential election in a week. 



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