Zuhra Bayan, Chief of IECC said in a press conference in Kabul

IECC receives 2569 complaints during presidential elections

IECC receives 2569 complaints during elections

The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has received 2,569 complaints related to the presidential elections2019.

Zuhra Bayan, Chief of IECC said in a press conference in Kabul that the majority of these complaints are filed in the Kabul, Herat and Jawzjan provinces.

According to the officials, nearly one thousand complaints are filed in the capital Kabul.

Most of the complaints are about the malfunctioning ofbiometric devices, voters list, and impossibility of voter registration at the polling stations.

IECC officials called on candidates to not announce any victory before the announcement of the official results.

Meanwhile, the European Union, in a statement, has called on the candidates wait for the official announcement of preliminary and final results by the election commission before announcing victory by themselves.

A total of 18 candidates were registered for the presidency including President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. However, four candidates withdraw from the competition.

More than 9.6 million voters were registered with the independent Election Commission to cast their votes.

The preliminary results is will be announced on Oct. 19 and final ones on Nov. 7.

If none of the candidates win over 50 percent of votes in the first round, the two leading candidates will enter a runoff.

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