Afghanistan presidential elections results delayed

Afghanistan presidential elections results delayed

KABUL - In Afghanistan, Election Commission has delayed the results of Presidential election. The head of the country's Election Commission Hawa Alam Nuristani, said in a press conference in Kabul today that delay would further ensure the transparency of the electoral process and restore the people's confidence in it.

She said unfortunately, because of some technical issues and for transparency we could not announce the results based on the election timetable.

Meanwhile, election officials reported troubles from the beginning in collecting and transferring massive amounts of information to the main IEC computer server from biometric devices used to record voter fingerprints and pictures.

A time-consuming exercise of identifying fraudulent votes was cited as another major factor for the slow data entry.

The commission vowed to release the preliminary results as soon as possible but did not give a possible date.