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50 pc registration centres in remote areas remain shut: IEC

50 pc registration centres in remote areas remain shut: IEC

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Jun 18, 2018 - 18:16

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Of the total 2,917 voter registration centres in villages and far-flung areas, 1,357 centres had remained closed during the third phase of registration, the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) said on Monday.

Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi, deputy spokesman of the IEC, told Pajhwok Afghan News these registration centres had been closed in the villages and remote areas due to security threats.

“In the third phase of registration villages and remote areas have been targeted where 2,917 registration centres had been approved but only 1,560 centres remained opened while 1,357 others cannot be made functional,” he said.

Ibrahimi said during the registration process 6,185 persons had registered as possible candidate for Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon and District Council election.

Among them, he said, 2,454 had registered as possible candidates for Wolesi Jirga and 3,731 for district councils.

The candidates included 391 womeninfo-icon for Wolesi Jirga and 271 for district council election.

She added that eight persons, including a woman, had registered as Khochi candidates for upcoming lower house polls.

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