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63 percent of the Afghan presidential election ballots audited

By Ghanizada - Sat Aug 23 2014, 11:48 am

Afghanistan vote audit 63 percent completedThe Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced Friday that 63 percent of votes from the runoff election have been audited since the beginning of the audit and recount process.

IEC spokesman, Noor mohammad Noor, said the audit teams have managed to audit around 14,516 ballot boxes so far, which also includes ballot boxes on which special audit process was conducted.

Noor further added that the commission is expecting to begin work on invalidation process of fakes votes from Monday.

The audit process was once again delayed on Friday and was resumed after almost one hour delay due to a dispute among the observers of the electoral camps.

According to reports, the altercation happened after a number of ballot boxes were discovered where discrepancies were noted between the number of votes recorded in the database and the actual number of votes recovered from the boxes.

In the meantime, an agreement was signed between the electoral camps of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and the United Nations to prevent furhter disputes that would delay the audit process.

The two electoral camps have said they are hopeful that the signing of the disciplinary agreement will prevent further disputes and delay of the audit process.

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