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This year’s polls to be held on scheduled date: IEC

This year’s polls to be held on scheduled date: IEC

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Jan 02, 2018 - 19:29

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Assuaging political parties’ concerns, the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) on Tuesday assured this year’s parliamentary and district council elections would be held as scheduled.

The IEC also rejected claims about possible delay in holding the long-delayed elections on the announced date in a statement.

The statement said more discussion on the election topic showed people’s interest in the democratic exercise and their concerns. The commission sought ‘a sincere and professional debate’ on elections as an important and vital topic.

The IEC asked people, experts, election watchdogs and public representatives not to doubt the commission’s work, ability and capability as far as the conduct of elections was concerned.

The IEC said it reassured and re-located as many as 7,000 polling stations and devised voter registration plan based on the existing paper national identity cards. UNAMA would pay 90 percent of the cost on the voter registration process and 10 percent by the Afghan government.

The IEC strongly rejected reports regarding any delay in the elections due in July this year and reassured the polls’ conduct on the announced date.

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