ENTIKHABAT 98: Vote Recount Discussed
The chairperson of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), Hawa Alam Nuristani, called for patience from presidential candidates who oppose the vote recount which began on Nov. 9.
Nuristani said “some election campaign teams have prevented the vote recount process in 15 provinces.”
Answering critics, she stressed that the election results will be based on biometric registered votes.
The IEC news conference was disrupted when Commissioner Maulana Mohammad Abdullah sought to discuss a letter from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan to the Election Commission accusing Abdullah of having “threatened” one of his colleagues at a meeting.
Speaking over protests by both the head and deputy head of the Election Commission, Abdullah talked about the contents of the letter.
In this episode host Yaser Abrar discusses the topic with the following guests:
Mohammad Hanif Danishyar, commissioner at IEC
Painda Mohammad Hekmat, member of Abdullah’s electoral team
Qasim Ferdowsi, member of Ghani’s electoral team