Afghanistan gets a step closer to final election results
By Khaama Press - Thu Sep 18 2014, 5:17 pm
The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) said Thursday that the assessment of the electoral complaints have been completed and the commission’s final decision will be sent to Independent Election Commission (IEC) by today.
IECC chief, Satar Saadat told reporters that the Independent Election Commission (IEC) will have 24 hours to final an appeal regarding the decision of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) regarding the audit of election results.
Saadat further added that IEC is obliged to release the final vote results and winner of the election if there were no objections regarding IECC’s decision.
The call by Saadat to release final vote results comes as Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai are still at odds to form a unity government which was agreed by them during US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Kabul.
The two candidates had also vowed to abide by the outcome of the comprehensive vote audit supervised by United Nations.
In the meantime, the jihadi leaders and influential elders are due to meet the two candidates in a bid to resolve the deadlock amid fears that the release of election results in the absence of an agreement between the two candidates could trigger unrest in the country.