The registration process of the candidates for the 2019 presidential elections kicked off on Saturday as per the schedule announced by Independent Election Commission earlier.

The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) last month announced the final date for the presidential elections as well as the parliamentary elections in Ghazni province.

IEC Chief Gula Jan Abdul Badi Sayad told reporters late in November that the presidential elections and the parliamentary elections in Ghazni would be organized on 20th of April 2019.

The registration process of the candidates will continue for at least 12 days starting from today with the preliminary list of the presidential elections scheduled to be announced on First of January.

According to the officials, the final list of the presidential elections will be announced on 15th February of 2019.

In the meantime, the Independent Election Commission has considered three months period for presidential campaign starting from 17th February.

The preliminary elections results would be announced on 11th of May and the final election results will likely be announced on 15th of June.

This comes as the Independent Election Commission has not announced the final results of October parliamentary elections so far.

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