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Presidential poll to be held now on July 20: IEC

Presidential poll to be held now on July 20: IEC

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Dec 30, 2018 - 21:04

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) late Sunday evening announced a new date 20 July, 2019 for the presidential election, pushing back the originate date by three months.

Earlier, the IEC had announced April 20, 2019 the date to hold next presidential and Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon elections in southern Ghazni province.

Some IEC officials had in the past said the provincial council and district council elections would be conducted simultaneously a few months after the presidential elections.

Addressing reporters in Kabul, IEC chief Abdul Badai Sayyad said bringing about huge and fundamental forms, recruitment of the commission employees, designation of polling stations, preparation of voter lists and the biometric system were reasons that prompted the delay in the presidential ballot.

The IEC head said the previous presidential election witnessed problems in areas of transformation, procurement, funding, campaigning and voter registration process.

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