KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Complaints Commission (IECC)’s regional office in southern Kandahar province says it has received 106 complaints about the Saturday’s presidential election.
Ashan Gul Bandawal, IECC head for Kandahar, told Pajhwok Afghan News that 75 complaints have been registered at polling stations by their observers.
He said the rest of the complaints have been registered by a number of other election watchdogs which have offices in capital Kabul.
He did not provide further information about the complaints, but said they would be addressed within next few days.
On the other hand, Emal Abdullah, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) head for Kandahar, told Pajhwok that 166 of 174 polling stations were open on the Election Day and the rest eight were closed in the province.
He said the eight polling sites which were closed due to insecurity were located in Arghistan district.
He said an estimated 180,000 votes were cast in Kandahar at 166 polling stations. but the total number of votes cast would be announced within next two days.
He said women voters made 10 to 12 percent of the people who took part in the election.

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