Herat PC elects chief amid protest outside

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Supporters of failed provincial council candidates on Sunday staged a fresh protest demonstration in western Herat province, vowing not to allow those involved in fraud to enter the provincial council office.

The rally was carried out at a time when the newly-elected PC members were voting to elect their administrative board inside the provincial Independent Election Commission (IEC) office in Herat City.

The angry protesters chanted slogans like “death to IEC” “we want justice” and warned of continuing their protests until their demands were met.

Syed Sharif, a protestor, warned those who made it to the council through fraud would not be permitted to enter the council office.

The protestors asked President Ashraf Ghani to meet their demands or they would continue protesting.

IEC chief in Herat Dr. Daud Sediqzad told Pajhwok Afghan News Kamran Ali Rezae secured 15 votes from the 19-member council and was elected as the provincial council chief.

Tooryalai Tahiri was elected as deputy head of the council and Sakina Husseini as secretary by winning 12 and 10 votes respectively.


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