Afghanistan resumes vote auditThe audit process of Afghanistan presidential vote resumed on Thursday morning, almost two days after it was halted to resolve disagreements between the two electoral teams and take further steps to accelerate the audit process.

Noor Mohammad Noor, spokesman for the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) said the audit process resumed on Thursday and 80 teams will work in two shifts to audit the votes.

Noor further added that further improvements have been made in the audit process. However, he said there are still some disagreements between the observers of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai’s teams.

He said the IEC has called on United Nations and the electoral teams to immediate steps to resolve the disagreements regarding the audit procedure and invalidation of votes.

According to Noor around 19,619 ballot boxes have been transported in capital Kabul from 19 different provinces.

The audit process of presidential vote started a week ago and 1,037 ballot boxes have been audited so far.

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