The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) 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 on Tuesday that the presidential elections and the parliamentary elections in Ghazni would be organized on 20th of April 2019.

Sayad further added that the decision was taken based on the demands of the people and political parties.

In regards to the provincial council and district council elections, Sayad said the two elections would be organized on 21st of September 2019.

According to Atmar, organizing four elections at a time would require more time and preparations therefore the commission prefers to hold the presidential and Ghazni elections at one time and provincial and district council elections in a separate time, considering the geographic, weather, technical, and other issues.