KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday issued acknowledgement letters to another 89 Wolesi Jirga successful candidates, including 44 women, from 13 electoral constituencies.
Earlier, the IEC had issued acknowledgment letters to eighty Wolesi Jirga successful candidates from 18 provinces on Feb 9, 2019.
The Wolesi Jirga elections were held on October 20 nationwide except Ghazni and Kandahar provinces. The elections in Kandahar were held a week later.
The successful candidates from Bamyan, Daikundi, Jawzjan, Uruzgan, Kapisa, Zabul, Panjshir, Nimroz, Parwan, Khost, Samangan, Sar-i-Pul, Kunar, Nuristan, Badakhshan, Faryab, Laghman, Nangarhar, Logar, Helmand, Kandahar, Paktika, the Hindu/Sikh minority, Ghor, Herat, Badghis, Balkh, Farah and Takhar provinces had received the victory acknowledgment letters from the IEC so far.
IEC head Hawa Alam Nuristani said the 89 candidates who received their victory acknowledgment letters from the election body had succeeded with public vote.
She said the newly appointed electoral bodies were committed to fighting for people’s rights and protecting their vote.
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