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IEC Announces Initial List of Candidates

IEC Announces Initial List of Candidates

KABUL - The initial list released on Saturday includes the names of at least 800 candidates in an 82-page document. 
The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday announced the initial list of candidates for parliamentary elections.
IEC statistics show that 2,691 have filed nomination papers across Afghanistan to run for the parliament. Of those registered, 404 are female applicants.
According to IEC, so far more than 7.3 million people have registered to vote in the upcoming elections.
The commission will reject the nominees whose documents do not comply with the law, head of the IEC AbdulbadiSayyad said at a press conference on Friday.
The announcement of the list was scheduled for June 28 but according to the commission, it was delayed due to the late arrival of nomination papers.
The parliamentary and district councils’ elections will be held in October. (Tolo news)