IEC Press Conference Notes, Sept 23

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Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission held a press conference to announce partial results of its first tally of votes coming in from the country's 34 provinces. Here are our notes from the conference.


IEC Chairman Fazal Ahmad Manawi reports that the IEC has processed about 2,000 tamper-evident bags at the National Tally Center in Kabul containing polling center vote tallies, and of these 210 have been set aside for further inspection for potential problems. 66.7% of votes from Panjshir province have been recorded; 44.3% from Jowzjan province; 19.2% from Kapisa province; 19.2% from Parwan province; and 14.6% from Samangan province. The total number of votes recorded to date is 4,332,371. After receiving results from all polling centers and stations, the commission will decide which polling center’s ballot boxes need to be quarantined.

Financial Reports
Provincial candidate financial reports have been received from the following provinces: Panjshir, Herat, Wardak, Logar, Takhar, Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Balkh, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Jowzjan, Samangan, Parwan, Kapisa, Laghman, Ghor, Kabul, Badghis and Farah.
Provinces that have submitted financial reports of the candidates and are in the database of commission are as follows: Panjshir, Wardak, Logar, Parwan and Kapisa. Some 22 candidates from the five provinces listed above have not submitted their financial reports to the commission.


Two candidates from Badakhshan and Kapisa province have received illegal forms of assistance. Six candidates from Wardak, Kapisa and Parwan province have not registered their properties. All of the above will be forwarded to the ECC for further examination.


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