September 23, 2018

IEC publishes preliminary list of candidates for upcoming elections

By Khaama Press - Sat Jun 30 2018, 2:49 pm

The Independent Elections Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) has published the preliminary list of candidates for the upcoming parliamentary and district councils elections.

According to the elections commission, the preliminary list of candidates seven provinces of the country have been finalized.

The Independent Election Commission says the preliminary list of candidates for Kabul, Bamyan, Kunar, Nuristan, Uruzgan, Khost, and Nimroz provinces have been finalized.

It is expected that the preliminary list of candidates for the other provinces will be finalized and published in the near future.

The preliminary list of the candidates was due to be published last Thursday but the head of the Independent Elections Commission Gul Jan Abdul Badi Sayad said the announcement was delayed due to certain issues.

He did not disclose further information in this regard but regarding the elimination of the candidates from the preliminary list, Sayad said certain candidates have been removed from the preliminary list due to the lack of documents.

The parliamentary and district councils elections are due to be organized on 20th October this year.

The preliminary list of candidates for parliamentary and district councils elections from Kabul. 

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