Work on finalising PC results resumes


KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Saturday said it had resumed work on finalising results from the April provincial council elections after a month-long delay.
Certified results from the provincial council elections were postponed as a result of the standoff following the second round of the presidential vote.
IECC spokesman Mohammad Nader Mohseni said recount of ballots from the provincial council polls had been restarted and underway at Independent Election Commission’s (IEC) offices in Kabul and eastern Nangarhar province.
He said the recount was resumed after receiving a series of complaints and documents in their support against provincial council candidates.
The recount process and reviewing complaints in other provinces had been concluded and the results sent to the IEC’s main office, said Mohseni.
“Due to massive workload, the IEC will be unable to make public the final results from the provincial councils before the announcement of results from the presidential runoff polls, but we will finalise the process,” he said.
He said the final results from the provincial council elections would be shared with the IEC once the vote recount process in Kabul and Nangarhar was concluded. It was unclear when final results from the provincial council ballot would be announced, he said.
The IEC is presently busy auditing all votes cast in the presidential runoff elections and it has so far audited more than 9,000 ballot boxes.

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