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Provincial councils hold administrative board elections

Provincial councils hold administrative board elections

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Nov 15, 2015 - 12:21

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Provincial councils (PCs) members on Sunday voted nationwide to elect their administrative boards, an official said.

Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) spokesman Munera Yousufzada told Pajhwok Afghan News the decision to hold the elections came during an important meeting presided over by President Ashraf Ghani last week.

She said the ministers of interior and defense, the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) head, Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) chief and IDLG officials were also present at the meeting.

All the governors of 34 provinces, provincial council heads, police chiefs, provincial NDS heads, provincial IEC chiefs and local officials took part in the video conference meeting, Yousufzada said.

The meeting decided to conduct elections for administrative boards of all provincial councils on November 15, she added. President Ghani insisted the elections could not be delayed and the process should be transparent.

Governors were responsible for security to ensure that the ballot was transparent, she added. IDLG invited all local and foreign observers to oversee the election process for the sake of transparency.

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