Afghan Election body rejects vote invalidation in Kabul

Afghan Election body rejects vote invalidation in Kabul

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Kabul, Dec 7: The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced that it rejects the earlier declaration by the country's electoral complaints commission invalidating all votes cast in Kabul province during the October parliamentary election, local media reported on Friday.

On Thursday, Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) officials declared votes as invalid in national capital Kabul and surrounding districts. About 2,767 complaints were registered in Kabul after the polls.

The long-delayed elections for 'Wolesi Jirga' or lower house of the Afghan national parliament were held on October 20, with more than 2,500 candidates vying for the chamber's 249 seats.

Nearly 800 candidates contested for 33 seats allocated for Kabul. IEC has announced the preliminary results of many of the constituencies so far except the results from Kabul amid allegation of fraud and irregularities.

However, local media reports said that IEC will announce the preliminary election results from Kabul soon. (UNI)