Most Votes of Kandahar to be Recounted

Kandahar election commission head, Nematullah Wardak, has said that due to a decision made by the Independent Election Commission, 90% of votes will be recounted in Kandahar. “Staff based at the central office are recounting votes from 1,200 polling stations. The candidates also wanted votes to be recounted,” said Wardak.

An IEC team is also visiting Kandahar so as to check the recounting process.
“The election commission and the team takes money from some candidates and increases their votes when they did not have any votes on the main list. Those who had gained no votes, will be given hundreds of votes,” Shekiba Hashemi, a candidate said to TOLONews.

Several parliamentary election candidates feel that the IEC officials in Kandahar are supportive of certain candidates and want to ‘rig’ the results. Some candidates believe that Kandahar election commission officials are making it easier for electoral fraud for selective candidates.

Other candidates also question as to why only 90% votes are recounted, why not all.
“This move has been made based on the request of a number of candidates. While all the candidates had asked that all the votes should be recounted,” Mohibullah, a representative of a candidate said.

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