Kabul election results announced almost 7 months after election May 16, 2019 0 410 12345 dpaKabulNine women are among 33 lawmakers who will represent Kabul in parliament, Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Wednesday, announcing the final results of the elections that took place almost seven months ago.Results from Kabul province were the last to be announced due to repeated delays and invalidations of vote recounts ever since the October parliamentary election. Some disgruntled candidates who had been announced winners in previous results began protesting in front of the parliament and the commission buildings in Kabul days ahead of the announcement. The Afghan Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) cancelled a recount of Kabul ballots on April 28, citing widespread fraud, and ordered a fresh recount.That recount came after the commissioners of both commissions were dismissed in March and new commissioners selected in an effort to tackle allegations of inefficiencies and abuse of power. The IECC had in December also announced that all votes cast in Kabul were invalid due to major fraud and mismanagement by the IEC.Many Afghan politicians have criticized the IEC’s slow pace.Parliamentary elections took place on October 20 in 32 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. Due to security problems and organizational difficulties, voting took place a day later in 400 constituencies.In the province of Kandahar, voting was delayed by a week after a deadly attack on the provincial chief of police.In Kabul, 1.6 million people were registered to vote and around 1 million people across 558 polling stations cast their ballot over two days starting on October 20. RELATED ARTICLES Alleged Rohingya traffickers shot by Bangladesh police May 16, 2019 0 409 Sri Lanka limps to normalcy amid fresh night curfew in some areas May 16, 2019 0 415 Clashes in Indian state of Kolkata spark election row May 16, 2019 0 952 German girl of Pakistani parents disappears in Islamabad Islamabad: Police in Islamabad are conducting raids to trace the German-born teenage daughter of Pakistani parents who disappeared from her uncle’s house at the weekend, officials said on Wednesday.The parents, who .. ‘People are dying’: UN official urges aid access for Myanmar’s Rakhine state YANGON: A UN official has urged Myanmar to grant aid workers “predictable, sustained access” to Rakhine state, where fighting between government troops and rebels has displaced nearly 33,000 people since late last .. Five suspected communist rebels die in clash with Philippine troops dpa Manila Five suspected communist rebels were killed in a firefight with government troops in the central Philippines on Wednesday, a military spokeswoman said. Three soldiers were also injured in the clash in .. Search on for 11 Niger soldiers missing after ambush killed 17 AFP Niamey A search was under way Wednesday for 11 Niger soldiers missing since an ambush by armed men the day before left 17 of their colleagues dead and several injured, security sources said. A military patrol was ..