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KABUL (Pajhwok): The Council of Presidential Candidates (CPC) on Thursday said they would soon announce an alternative strategy in the wake of election crisis and warned to disqualify election commissioners involved in electoral fraud.
In a statement issued during a press conference here, condemned the recount and change to the figures of votes as a clear violation of all Independent Election Commission (IEC)’s procedures and rules.

FAIZABAD/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s team members on Monday stopped the vote recount and audit process in northern Jawjzan and northeastern Badakhshan provinces.
Faramarz Mangal, IEC head for Badakhshan, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the ‘Stability and Partnership’  and ‘Peace and Justice’ electoral teams supporter forced their way into the commission office, breaking chairs, doors and closing the office.
Currently all IEC staff were inside the warehouse, he added.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential candidate Rahmatullah Nabil on Monday said the Independent Election Commission (IEC) was yet to address their demands and termed the vote recount and audit against the electoral law and procedure.
On November 9, the electoral panel started the audit and recount of votes from 8,255 of the 26,580 polling stations to sift fraudulent ballots from valid ones.

MAZAR-I-SAHRIF (Pajhwok): Protesting observers of the Stability and Partnership team led by Dr. Abdullah on Wednesday closed the provincial office of the Independent Election Commission in northern Balkh province.
Mohammad Ayub Bayani, the election office head, told Pajhwok Afghan News they started the audit of votes from some polling stations on Tuesday.
He said ballots from some of the polling stations were audited yesterday and Wednesday morning before the Stability and Partnership team observers shut the gate the provincial election commission.

KABUL (Pajhwok): ‘Stability and Partnership’ electoral team led by Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday said called for a halt to the vote recounting process, claiming the process ‘lacked legitimacy’ and they would not accept the presidential election result.


KABUL (Pajhwok): Documents show Dermalog company has quarantined over 137,630 votes of the Independent Election Commission (

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Council of Presidential Candidates on Tuesday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to consider transparency instead of speed in its work in order the September 28 presidential election avoided a repeat of 2014 crisis.
Rahmatullah Nabil, Ahmad Wali Massoud and Shahab Hakimi, members of the council, addressed a joint press conference here.

KABUL (Pajhwok): The transfer of sensitive electoral materials from all 34 provinces to the central office of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kabul is complete and the subsequent tabulation of the ballot papers are ongoing smoothly. Some candidate agents and citizen observers, however, are not pleased with the process of uploading results data to the main server system.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Election watchdog the Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) on Wednesday claimed still enough space for rigging and irregularities existed in the Independent Election Commission (IEC), voicing concern over differences between commissioners and IEC secretariat.


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