Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

222 Wolesi Jirga Candidates Obtain Less than 1,000 Votes

222 Wolesi Jirga Candidates Obtain Less than 1,000 Votes

KABUL - More than 220 candidates in 13 provinces of the country have received four to 999 votes --- falling below the condition of submitting names of at least 1,000 persons to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) as guaranteed voters while registering as candidate.
In line with the elections law, individuals intending to contest the Wolesi Jirga election should submit names of at least 1,000 persons as guaranteed voters at the time of nomination.
The Wolesi Jirga elections were held on October 20, 21 in 32 provinces of the country and a week later in Kandahar province.
The IEC has so far announced the election results of Panjshir, Parwan, Laghman, Khost, Nimroz, Farah, Takhar, Daikundi, Bamyan, Zabul, Uruzgan, Kapisa and Jawzjan provinces.
The results show that out of the total candidates in these provinces, 222 candidates have gotten less than 1,000 votes.
According to the results published on the IEC website, six candidates in Panjshir, 11 in Parwan, 15 in Laghman, 25 in Khost, two in Nimroz, 30 in Farah, 30 in Takhar, 17 in Daikundi, 10 in Bamyan, 19 in Zabul, 21 in Uruzgan, 23 in Kapisa and 15 candidates in Jawzjan provinces have obtained less than 1,000 votes.
In Panjshir, six candidates out of the total 12 got less than 1,000 votes with 86 the lowest number of votes received by a candidate in the province.
In Parwan the lowest number of votes obtained by a candidate is 111 and in Laghman 15 candidates got less than 1,000 votes with the lowest number of votes is 34.
In Khost, out of a total 55 candidates, 25 collected less than one thousand votes and the lowest votes by a candidate were are four, in Nimroz the lowest number of votes is 80, in Farah 9, in Takhar 145, in Daikundi 48, in Bamyan 56, in Zabul 65, in Uruzgan 105, in Kapesa 14 and in Jawzjan the lowest number of vote received by a candidate is 29.
As earlier mentioned, the highest number of votes obtained by a candidate is 19,768 in Jawzjan province. (Pajhwok)