2013-07_Afghanistan-ElectoralLawThe Afghanistan Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced the final results for the provincial council elections on Saturday.

IEC chief Ahmad Yousuf Nuistani announced the final vote results for the provincial council during a press conference.

The provincial council elections was organized together with the first round of presidential election earlier in April this year.

Around 2,713 candidates including 308 women contested in the provincial council election where 458 candidates including 96 women were elected for the provincial council seats, according to the preliminary vote results.

In the meantime, Nuristani said 457 candidates have been elected for the provincial council and the results will be released in IEC website within the next two hours.