Election Results Will Be Announced Soon: IEC
The Independent Election Commission (IEC) is said to announce the election results in a matter of days as the United Nations (UN) has promised to increase the number of observers for both processes, Noor Mohammad Noor spokesman for the IEC said on Saturday at a press conference in Kabul.
UN officials said that results will be broadcasted in the next 11 days, but IEC officials mentioned otherwise stating that the result will be announced sooner than what the UN stated.
“We promise the people of Afghanistan that in the next few days the election process will end and the results of the election will be announced,” Noor said. “This time it will not be months or weeks for the final results, just a matter of a few days.”
Currently the UN is working on the special audit process of 6,000 ballot boxes and IEC officials have expressed their contentment with the participation and assistance of international observers.
“As the UN promised to increase the number of observers for both processes, we hold them to that as it will accelerate the special auditing of the 6,000 ballot boxes,” Noor said.
During the press conference Noor said that out of the total 22,828 ballot boxes 4,424 boxes are left to be audited, meaning that 80.68 percent of the process has been completed, according to IEC officials.
The IEC is said to hold a public meeting on Sunday to broadcast their decisions on the invalidation of ballots. These final decisions made by the IEC will be shared with both electoral teams.
The nation has held its breath for almost six months in anticipation for the first, in the country’s history, democratically elected president.