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September 17, 2018
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IEC asked to declare date for presidential elections

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with members of Independent Elections Commission (IEC), UN Secretary General’s Special Representative to Afghanistan, EU ambassador and a number of foreign ambassadors.
In the meeting held at Presidential Palace, leading body of IEC briefed related to the commission’s preparations for holding the upcoming parliamentary and district councils’ elections.
Leaders of national unity government were asking IEC to assure the people of modality of voter registration process and pave the way for monitoring the election process by political parties, civil society organizations and national and international monitors.
Stressing that interference in election affairs is regarded as crime, President Ghani said the government would adopt necessary measures for prevention of interference of government employees in election process.
The country’s President added that fraud and corruption in elections were crime in accordance to the law and should be addressed. He said the government was committed seriously to holding the election.
President Ghani asserted that leading body of national unity government was asking IEC to declare date for presidential elections as soon as possible and shared it with the people.
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