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IEC to Delay Presidential Elections

IEC to Delay  Presidential Elections

An IEC official said the decision has been made to bring more reforms to the electoral body.
KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday confirmed that there might be a delay in the upcoming presidential elections “due to some certain reasons”.
Hafizullah Hashemi, member of the IEC, said the commission has discussed the matter with donor countries and the United Nations to delay the presidential elections for two or three months.
He said the decision has been made to bring more reforms to the Independent Election Commission.
The upcoming presidential elections are scheduled for April 20 next year.
On December 22, the IEC said the candidates registration process for the upcoming presidential elections has started and that so far no candidate has visited the commission for nomination.
However, the commission said 23 possible candidates have received information packages from the election commission. This process started on December 19, the commission said.
“The election commission has the preparation for holding the presidential elections. We are prepared around 60 to 70 percent,” Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi, a spokesman for the IEC, said. (Tolo news)