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48,000 votes invalidated so far: IEC

48,000 votes invalidated so far: IEC

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Aug 31, 2014 - 20:38

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) chief on Sunday said more than 48,000 votes had been thrown out so far during four rounds of the invalidation process.

 

Mohammad Yusuf Nuristani told reporters the cancelled votes belonged to 3,457 normal and 459 special ballot boxes and they were invalidated in presence of national and international observers.

Of the ballot boxes, 48,019 votes cast in 236 boxes were declared as invalid, he said, but did not say for which candidate the invalidated ballots had been cast.

According to the IEC, of the 5,000 ballot boxes, 1,837 were found with no problem, while 2,213 ballot boxes were put for recount.

In its earlier three meetings, the election commission made public its decisions on 8,838 ballot boxes. Votes cast in 216 ballot boxes have been invalidated. But so far the exact number of invalidated ballot boxes is unclear.   

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