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IECC to begin complaints assessment today: official

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) said on Saturday that has registered 16,500 complaints and dispatched them to 14 provinces for assessment starting Sunday (today).
The formal process of assessing the complaints will be started on Sunday, said the IECC commissioner Qubuddian Roydar, adding all of the 16,000 complaints filed with the electoral complaints commission came from 23 provinces. “It means that no complaint was filed in 11 provinces.”
“Around 8,000 complaints have been registered by the Stability and convergence team, around 4,400 complaints by Peace and Islamic Justice team, over 3,500 registered by State Builder team and 15 complaints have been lodged by Security and Justice team,” he said.
According to him, 2,300 complaints have been sent to Kabul, 2,000 to Kandahar, 1,011 to Paktia, 1,000 to Nangarhar, 838 to Helmand, 360 to Logar, 332 to Laghman, 302 to Ghor, 207 to Wardak, 162 to Takhar, 121 to Kapisa, 89 to Parwan, 55 to Faryab and 20 to Bamyan provinces for assessment.
He said most of the complaints were registered in Kabul, Nangarhar, Paktia, Khost and Kandahar provinces and would be addressed based on law.
The preliminary election result was announced last Sunday and incumbent President Ghani who secured 50.64 percent votes is the winner. Incumbent Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah is second by securing over 39 percent of votes.
Based on the electoral law, candidates can register their complaints within three days after the announcement of preliminary results and the IECC should respond to them within 15 days. 

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