IEC to Announce Preliminary Results Sunday

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KABUL, Oct 16 – The Independent Election Commission said on Saturday it would announce the preliminary results of the Wolesi Jirga election on Sunday, Pajhwok reported.

“We are determined to announce the results of the remaining 35 polling centres, which includes the entire 34 provinces and nomad Kuchis by tomorrow,” Noor told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The IEC said Oct 5 that it would postpone announcement of the preliminary result from Oct 9 to Oct 17, or Sunday.  The preliminary results are subject to change, both from rulings by the Electoral Complaints Commission and changes after processing of results forms by both the IEC and the ECC.

Ninety percent of the primary results have been announced and the remaining portion would be published online in the next 24 hours, Pajhwok quoted IEC spokesman, Noor Muhammad Noor, as saying.

Pajhwork reported that as of Saturday, Panjshir is the only province where all the votes have been counted and Nuristan is the only province where no partial results have been announced on the IEC website.

It quoted the spokesman as saying the delay in Nuristan was due to late arrival of the ballots.


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