The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Sunday announced that the presidential elections would be organized on 20th of July 2019.

IEC Chief Gula Jan Abdul Badi Sayad said the commission would not be able to hold presidential elections on 20th of April due to the existing issues in the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan.

Sayad further added that security, operational, and technical related issues are among the key problems the Independent Election Commission is facing to hold the presidential elections on time.

He said the commission is also facing other issues, including technical and operational problems to hold the elections as scheduled before.

According to Sayad, the presidential elections would therefore be organized on 20th of July 2019, considering the existing issues.