Afghan vote results delayed: Official Oct 20, 2019 0 166 12345 Kabul: Preliminary results expected on Saturday after last month’s presidential election in Afghanistan have been delayed, the election commission said.Officials had previously indicated that results would likely be pushed back.But in her announcement, Awa Alam Nuristani, who heads the Independent Election Commission (IEC), did not say how long the vote count will be delayed.“Unfortunately, because of some technical issues and for transparency, we could not announce the results based on the election timetable,” she said, apologizing at a press conference.The IEC previously said that less than one-third, or about 2.7 million of Afghanistan’s 9.6 million registered voters, cast ballots in the September 28 first-round poll.With fears of fraud and threats of deadly Taliban violence, it was a record low turnout.The contest featured 18 candidates but President Ashraf Ghani, seeking a second five-year term, and Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, are the favourites. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Italy’s Salvini seeks to unite right at Rome rally Oct 20, 2019 0 212 British lawmakers vote to force Johnson to seek Brexit delay Oct 20, 2019 0 188 Villagers search for bodies after 70 killed in Afghan mosque blast Oct 20, 2019 0 201 Oppn’s refusal to hold talks with govt points to anti-Kashmir agenda: Pakistan minister Dawn.com Islamabad Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, who has been appointed by the government to spearhead talks with opposition parties, on Saturday said that the opposition’s refusal to come to the table points .. Madrid increases pressure on Catalan separatists after violence Barcelona: Spain’s central government in Madrid on Saturday urged Catalan separatist leaders to unequivocally denounce violence after five nights of clashes. The government of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez brushed .. German protesters call for closure of animal testing lab Hamburg: Several thousand people called for an end to animal testing and demanded the closure of a controversial laboratory near the northern German port city of Hamburg. Some 7,300 participants joined the peaceful .. N Macedonia PM calls for snap vote after EU snub Skopje: North Macedonia’s prime minister on Saturday proposed a snap election after the EU blocked the start of membership talks, scrambling what had been the key policy goal of his administration. After hours of heated .. US Democrats aim to block Trump resort from hosting G7 Washington: Furious that US President Donald Trump announced he will host the next G7 summit at his own golf resort in Florida, congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Friday to block his plan. Lawmakers said ..