Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Nearly 10,000 Complaints Rejected, 71 IEC Workers Fired

Nearly 10,000 Complaints  Rejected, 71 IEC Workers Fired
KABUL - The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday announced invalidating votes of 109 polling stations, dismissing 71 Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers and suggesting audit and recount of votes of over 5,300 sites. Zahra Bayan Shinwari, IECC chief, told a press conference here that the process of responding to complaints after the announcement of preliminary results of the presidential election had been completed and the IECC was currently receiving objections. She said so far 769 objections had been registered with IECC and the number could increase in future. She said 9,866 out of total 16,545 complaints had been rejected for lack of evidence by IECC provincial offices. Based on the decisions of IECC’s provincial offices, 18 complaints led to reform measures, three complaints were referred to judiciary organs and 111 other complaints were vague, she added. The votes from 109 polling stations have been invalidated, 75 people were fined over alleged involvement in fraud and 75 IEC employees fired, Shinwari said. The presidential elections were held on September 28 last year and the preliminary results announced on December 22, 2019. (Pajhwok)