After convening several meetings, the Independent Election Commission failed to clarify the exact date for announcing the election result.
This comes a day after the chairperson of the Election Commission, Hawa Alam Nuristani, said that the Election Commission apologizes to the Afghan people for not managing to announce the preliminary results of the presidential polling on time.
The Election Commission said they will announce the preliminary result of the election within the next few days, but it did not specify an exact date for the announcement.
“We do not want to tell the Afghan people something that isn’t true. We need today and tomorrow to decide on the date and then we will inform the people of Afghanistan,” said Rahima Zarifi, an IEC commissioner.
“We are not concerned about the delay; what is important to us is the issue of transparency,” said Mohammad Younsu Nawandesh, a member of Stability and Convergence Team.
“The commission has the right to do some work for the sake of transparency,” said Dawoud Sultanzoi, a member of State Building campaign.
President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday welcomed the IEC’s move to delay the results to ensure more transparency.
“The Afghan people yearn to hear about the results of the presidential elections, but we respect the Independent Election Commission’s decision to postpone the results to ensure fairness, transparency and accountability of the final vote,” Ghani tweeted.