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IEC Announces 2.5 Million Votes Cast Nationwide

2.5 Million votes cast nationwide IEC

KABUL – The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday announced that 2,595,445 votes were cast in 4,384 centers across Afghanistan, but added that the numbers may change because the votes need to be confirmed during data entry. According to IEC, 4,669 out of 5,373 polling centers were open on election …

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Taliban Delegation Holds Talks with Pak FM in Islamabad

Taliban Delegation Holds Talks with Pak FM in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – Co-founder of Taliban, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, along with his delegation, met on Thursday Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in Islamabad. According to a press release issued by the MOFA, the Afghan Taliban delegation and the foreign minister discussed …

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IECC Receives 2,569 Complaints About Irregularities

IECC Receives 2,569 Complaints About Irregularities

KABUL – The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has received 2,569 complaints related to the presidential elections that took place on September 28. The Chief of IECC, Zuhra Bayan, speaking at a press conference in Kabul, said that the majority of these complaints are filed in Kabul, Herat and Jawzjan …

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75% of Polling Stations Are Open for Voters: IEC

75% of Polling Stations Are Open for Voters, IEC

KABUL – The Chairperson of the Independent Election Commission Hawa Alam Nuristani has said 75% of the polling stations are open across the country where the voters can cast their votes. Speaking during a press conference this afternoon, Nuristani said 75% or 4041 polling stations which are open across the …

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Afghans Not Hopeful for Peace, Election Security

Afghans Not Hopeful for Peace, Election Security

KABUL – Afghanistan deployed more than 100,000 troops and police to guard polling stations in a presidential election which the Taliban has threatened to disrupt with suicide bombings and rocket attacks. With the Taliban threatening violence against anyone who participates, and concern that the widespread fraud which blighted previous elections …

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