ENTIKHABAT 98: Delayed Election Announcement Discussed
The Independent Election Commission on Wednesday said that the announcement of the preliminary presidential polling results will once again be postponed.
Aurangzib, an IEC commissioner, said that the announcement originally scheduled for Thursday, November 14, must be pushed farther out due to “tensions” hindering the vote recounting process at “8,000 polling stations.”
“We are striving to announce a transparent result that should be acceptable to the people of Afghanistan,” he said.
IEC spokesman Aziz Ahmad Ibrahimi said the vote recount was halted across Afghanistan to address the complaints of the candidates, and that “the recounting process has temporarily stopped across the country until further notice,” he said.
In this episode host Yaser Abrar discusses the topic with the following guests:
Masooma Khawari, member of Abdullah’s electoral team
Sahira Shakib Sadat, member of Ghani’s electoral team
Gulsoom Kharoti,member of Hekmatyar’s electoral team
Mirza Mohammad Haqparast, IEC spokesman