Afghan Election Commission chiefs step down
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 07, 2010, 14:37
Kabul: The head of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission and his number two have stepped down, the government said today, amid international pressure following last year's fraud-tainted vote.

"The tenure of the President of the election commission, Dr Azizullah Ludin, has come to an end," President Hamid Karzai's spokesman Waheed Omer told a news conference in Kabul.

"Yesterday (Tuesday) he told the president that he did not want to continue in the position any more. It was accepted by the President.

"(Chief electoral officer) Daoud Ali Najafi also resigned. His resignation was accepted and a new figure will be appointed," the spokesman said.


First Published: Wednesday, April 07, 2010, 14:37

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