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Votes auditing of Afghan election over

English.news.cn   2014-09-05 17:02:31

KABUL, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The vote auditing and recounting process of more than 8 million votes cast in Afghan presidential runoff on June 14 was over Thursday night, spokesman of the election commission Noor Mohammad Noor said Friday. "At last, the election commission completed 100 percent the auditing and recounting process of the ballot boxes at 08:00 p.m. local time on Thursday," Noor told reporters at a press conference here.

Nevertheless, he didn't give the date for announcing the results, saying that the election results would be announced after examination of the complaints by the election complaint commission.

Since none of the eight presidential contenders had failed to secure more than 50 percent of some 7 million votes cast in April 5 presidential polls, the two front-runners Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai went for runoff on June 14.

In the wake of emerging dispute between the two candidates over the transparency of the election process, the election commission began recounting and auditing the votes on July 17.

The election's results, according to Noor, might be announced within days.

Editor: Shen Qing
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