BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Following complains and objections regarding alleged fraud and rigging in recent Wolesi Jirga polls, the votes of 32 ballot boxes in central Bamyan province have been reopened by the regional Independent Electoral Compliant Commission (IECC).
Mohammad Hadi Amiri, head of the local IECC, told Pajhwok Afghan News the process of inspection and recount of votes of 32 ballot boxes had been launched in the province amid at separating fake and transparent votes.
“There have been some problems in the recounted ballot boxes as the votes of one the candidates counted for another which is against the rules and regulations.” He said.
In addition, there had also been issues with the ballot papers, while in some ballot boxes, the result papers were missing, he added.
“The IEC would decide the fate of ballot boxes in which rigged and fraudulent votes had been founded, our role is to observe like any other institution and the IEC reserved the right to take decision,” said Amiri.
He said 160 complaints had been registered about elections in the province and all would be addressed.
In Bamyan, 168,000 people had registered as voter and 129,000 casted their votes, including 51 percent women.

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