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Dermalog Delays Results of Votes Filtering

Dermalog Delays  Results of Votes Filtering

KABUL - Dermalog, the German company that provided biometric biometric machines, has delayed results of filtering its data on votes cast during September 28 presidential election in Afghanistan.
The company was expected to provide results of its filtering to the Independent Election Commission on Saturday, but three days from the deadline, it has yet to do so.
IEC commissioner Awrangzeb said that they had no other option but to wait. He said that the commission was prepared to carry out its investigation as it receives report from Dermalog.
Some electoral camps criticized the delay saying it was due to lack of coordination between IEC and the company. They said that further delay was not acceptable.
Between 1.7 and 1.9 million votes were cast using biometric verification machines during the election day.
Preliminary results from the votes were originally scheduled to be announced on October 19, but the IEC postponed them till November 14.
Meanwhile, the Attorney General’s Office said that three individuals who were accused of breaking the lock of IEC’s digital data centre had been referred for prosecution.
Jamshid Rasooli, a spokesman for AGO, however, said that the culprits should be dismissed before investigation begins. (1TV News)