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Wolesi Jirga to Oversee Vote Count Process

Wolesi Jirga to Oversee Vote Count Process

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Monday urged the election bodies to separate fake and genuine votes and decided to appoint a delegation to oversee the vote count process.
The presidential election was held on September 28 and its primary result will be announced on 19th of this month and the final result on 7th of November.
Allah Gul Mujahid, a lawmaker from Kabul, told today’s session of the lower house that the government had not been able to create a system for conducting transparent elections.
Terming Saturday’s election as full of rigging, Mujahid stressed that only biometric ballots should be counted.
According his information, one million and 200,000 people took part in the presidential election, saying the election bodies exaggerated the voters’ number.
Meanwhile, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said that 2.6 million individuals participated in the September 28 presidential polls.
Abdul QaiumSejadi, another lawmaker from southern Ghazni province, told today’s session that the election bodies should stay impartial in order the election did not create crisis in the country.
He also urged the election bodies to separate fake and real votes and emphasized valid ballots.
Wolesi Jirga speaker Mir RahmaniRahmani said: “The election bodies should legally and honestly count biometrically votes without accepting pressure from any powerful individual in this regard.”
Rahmani said the the Wolesi Jirga would appoint a delegation to ensure transparency in the election process, particularly in the vote counting process, and to share their findings with the house on a daily basis. (Pajhwok)