The elections will be conducted in fourteen provinces of Afghanistan during the second day of the parliamentary elections.

The voters will cast their votes in 401 polling stations in 14 provinces of the country.

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday admitted that 401 polling stations either remained close or opened late due technical and security issues.

In the meantime, IEC Chief Gula Jan Abdul Badi Sayad told reporters that around three million people have used their votes during the first day of elections.

Sayad further added that the most votes were cast in capital Kabul, Herat, and Nangarhar provinces.

Although serious concerns remain regarding the conduct and transparency of the elections, the IEC Chief says yesterday’s elections were more successful as compared to the previous elections.

In the meantime, various security related incidents were also reported in capital Kabul and other provinces of the country during the first day of elections amid reports scores of people have lost their lives or have sustained injuries in those attacks.


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