Officials from the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday told the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) that the votes of 1,372 polling sites weren’t in need of a recount. This is from the total number of 5,500 polling sites that were previously sent for a recount at the request of the IECC.
On Saturday, Habiburrahman Nang, the head of the IEC’s secretariat, said that based on the report submitted to the IECC, the electoral complaints commission will undertake the recount of 3,300 polling sites but not 5,500 sites.
“We have shared a general analysis with the electoral complaints commission,” said Nang.
But officials from the IECC meanwhile said that the complaints commission, after finalizing 3,300 complaint appeals, will issue its final verdict on whether to recount other sites.
“It is early that they go for a recount, we are stilling waiting for the final decision of the electoral complaints commission,” said Mohammad Qasim Elyasi, head of the IECC secretariat.
According to the IEC’s secretariat, from the total of 5,576 polling sites that were sent by the IECC for recounting, the IEC said that 1372 sites were already recounted.
The IEC report states:
1098 sites were recounted in coordination between the two commissions
274 sites were sent for a recount by the IECC in the first phase
3330 sites assessed were considered inconsistent.
776 sites were dropped from the list
134 sites need further clarification
This comes a day after the IECC announced that another twelve days will be needed to assess the appeals filed by the campaign teams. These appeals were filed against the initial decisions made by the IECC branch offices in the provinces.
The IECC so far has not managed to issue a final verdict on the 300,000 disputed votes and the recounting of over 5,000 polling sites.
Nevertheless, the election observers have accused the IECC of failing to do the assessment process on time.
On the other hand, the process of verification and reviewing appeals has already begun in twelve provinces.