The Independent Election Complaints Commission (IECC) said Tuesday that sixty-six complaints have been registered for the current presidential race.
Commission officials visiting Herat province, and local Herat officials, stated in a joint press conference that most of the complaints have been registered in Kabul, and some have implicated high-level government employees working for campaigns.
“There are sixty-six complaints in all across Afghanistan for this election campaign, including four in Herat. Eight complaints have been addressed, and all candidates are treated equally,” said Zahra Bayan Shenwari, chief of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission.
According to the commission, more than sixty percent of these complaints are related to President Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s electoral teams.
“Of the ninety-five percent of the complaints, sixty-five percent—both in Kabul and other provinces—implicate members of either Ghani or Abdullah’s team,” said Mohammad Qasim Ilyasi, a commissioner and spokesman for the commission.
Meanwhile, four complaints have been registered in Herat province, according to Herat officials, who pledge that these alleged election violations will be treated seriously.
“If the commission determines there are violations, the attorney general’s office will deal with the violators,” said Herat’s governor Abdul Qayyum Rahimi.
Out of the sixty-six election complaints, thirty-six are from Kabul, four are from Herat, four are from Kandahar and five from Takhar.