Afghanistan schedules presidential elections for April 20

Salaam Times

KABUL -- Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) Tuesday (July 31) announced that the nation's next presidential elections will take place April 20, 2019, TOLOnews reported.

The elections will take place six months after parliamentary elections scheduled for October 20, the IEC said.

The announcement came days after President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah called on the IEC to schedule the elections "as soon as possible".

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