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Further delay in election result not acceptable: IECC

Further delay in election result not acceptable: IECC

Nov 07, 2019 - 19:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Thursday announced addressing more than 4,700 electoral complaints so far and expressed concern about the delayed election result.

Zahra Bayan Shinwari, IECC chief, told a press conference here that the commission had responded to over 4,700 complaints in provincial centers. The complaints were about violations and election related crimes during the presidential election.

“After assessing complaints, around 189 appeals of those who did not agree with the IECC were registered and dealt with them according to the procedure and shared decisions with all sides,” she said.

Mohammad Qasim Elyasi, IECC spokesman, told the conference that votes of 2,118 polling stations required a recount according to the commission’s review.

He said votes of 30 polling stations were invalid and the list of the stations had been shared with the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) for further action.

Elyasi said IECC was the only legal source to decide about vote recount. “We strongly want vote recount of those polling stations which need a review, otherwise IEC provincial officials would be taken to task,” he said.

He said the IECC was seriously worried about violation of election schedule by delaying the announcement of election result.

“We seriously ask the IEC not to postpone the primary election result announcement beyond November 14,” he added.

“Violating the election schedule is a violation of law which is not acceptable to the IECC and the Afghan public.”

Elyasi asked the IEC to publish details of Dermalog Company’s report about separating clean and fraudulent votes.

Earlier the IEC had given October 19 the date for announcement of preliminary result while November 7 for announcement of final result of the presidential election.

But due to some technical issues and problems during separation of clean and fraudulent votes, the IEC could not announce the result on its due date.

On October 27, the IEC said that primary result of the presidential election would be announced on November 14.



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