Kabul voting results for Wolesi Jirga elections invalidated

Salaam Times

KABUL -- The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) announced Thursday (December 6) that it has invalidated all votes cast in Kabul parliamentary elections because of various legal issues, the commission said in a statement.

"There was an enormous amount of evidence of widespread fraud that questions the fairness and integrity of Wolesi Jirga elections in Kabul Province, which could not be ignored," the IECC said in the Thursday statement, quoting Abdul Azizi Ariaey, the chairman of the commission.

The Independent Election Commission (IEC), the body that oversees the polls, has not yet released voting results for Kabul.

In a press conference Thursday, IEC officials rejected the IECC's decision, calling it "baseless, political and illegitimate," according to Ariana News.

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