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51 percent of Bamyan voters constitute women

51 percent of Bamyan voters constitute women

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Oct 17, 2018 - 19:53

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 14 electoral offenses registered during campaigning for Saturday’s Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon elections in central Bamyan province, have been addressed, an official said on Wednesday.

Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) head for Bamyan, Mohammad Hadi Amiri, told Pajhwok Afghan News that no female candidate was among the offenders.

He said some of the offenders were banned for three to five days from running their electoral campaign as punishment and others fined.

Meanwhile, Aqila Yousufi, gender director at the provincial IECinfo-icon office, said that womeninfo-icon of Bamyan were enthusiastic to take part in the elections and it was a result of increased awareness.

Meanwhile, Ali Shah Mesbah, head of the Independent Election Commission's Field Office, assured that the elections in Bamyan will be held in a transparent manner and there was no problem in the run-up to the ballot.

In Bamyan, 40 people, including 11 women, are contesting on four Wolesi Jirga seats with one reserved for women.

According to the Independent Election Commission (IEC), 167,000 people have registered as voters, 51 percent of whom are women, in the central province.

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