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Afghan vote audit process nears end, invalidation process expected on Monday

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

Afghan vote auditThe Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Sunday that the presidential vote audit process is near to completion.

IEC spokesman, Noor Mohammad Noor, told reporters around 70 percent of the presidential vote have been completed so far and only 6,973 ballot boxes are left to be audited.

Noor further added that the audit of the remaining ballot boxes is expected to complete by today or tomorrow.

He also added that the invalidation process of presidential votes is expected to begin on Monday.

In the meantime, reports suggest that the electoral camps of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai have agreed with the criteria for the invalidation process of fake votes.

This comes as Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that the deadline for the swearing in ceremony of the next Afghan president is unextendable and oath taking ceremony must be held on 2nd September.

Karzai said the government of Afghanistan is prepared to organize the oath taking ceremony for the newly elected president of Afghanistan as scheduled on 2nd ceremony.

The UN special envoy to Afghanistan, Jan Kubis briefed the Afghan president regarding the ongoing audit process of runoff presidential vote and said the Independent Election Commission (IEC) was urged to further accelerate the audit process.

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