نورستانى: ملل متحد ميتواند به حيث ناظر از روند انتخابات نظارت کند

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission on Saturday said the release of partial results had been delayed for a few days to resolve electoral problems.
At a news conference in Kabul, Ahmad Yousaf Nuristani said partial results were scheduled to be made public today, but the process was put on hold to resolve some problems. But he gave no further details.
Also on Saturday, the UN secretary-general special representative for Afghanistan discussed with Dr. Abdullah problems concerning the runoff elections.
Nuristani said he was unaware whether or not Kubis had met Abdullah. He said: “So far, we haven’t spoken with the UN on the role it wants to play. However, we will appreciate it if they play the role of an observer.”
Indicating that he could meet Kubis tomorrow, the IEC chief said they were ready to answer all questions from the candidates. He insisted the voter turnout figure, questioned by Abdullah, was correct and based on some formulae and experience of election workers.
Speaking on the occasion, IEC Secretary Ziaul Haq Amarkhel said the figures were provided based on the experience of the April 5 polls and establishment of a database system.
He added the database system had been established at all polling sites, where information was fed into the database and then reported to the main office.
In the second round, more than seven million votes had been cast, Amarkhel said, adding it was unclear how many of the ballots were valid.
Answering a question, Nuristani confirmed: “Separating genuine ballots from fake ones and determining their numbers will definitely affect the election results.”
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