The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) reacted to the decision of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) for invalidating the votes casted during the parliamentary elections in Kabul.

IEC issued a statement calling the decision of the Electoral Complaints Commission as illegal and biased which has been taken in haste.

The statement further added that the Independent Election Commission considers the decision as a deal with the clean votes of the people of Kabul.

In the meantime, the IEC Cheif Gula Jan Abdul Badi Sayad said the commission would continue to its work as normal and the preliminary results of all provinces would be announced next week.

The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission on Thursday announced that the results of voting at all polling stations in October parliamentary elections have been invalidated.

A spokesman for the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission Ali Reza Roohani told reporters in Kabul that the voting results in respect of parliamentary elections in Kabul have been invalidated due to various legal issues.

Roohani further added that the parliamentary elections should be conducted once again based on the decision of the electoral complaints commission.