Afghan fraud panel rulings to unseat candidates

More than 400 Afghan candidates had been flagged for potential misconduct.

Kabul: An official on the panel charged with investigating cheating and misconduct from Afghanistan`s September Parliamentary Elections says its rulings will unseat a number of candidates who were declared winners in preliminary results, but nowhere near the hundreds that some had predicted.

The panel could finish its rulings on these potential swing races as early as Monday.

Johann Kriegler, a South African elections expert who is one of two international representatives on the five-member Electoral Complaints Commission, says somewhere between "a dozen or two dozen" candidates will likely see their fortunes reversed.
He says the affected races were not centred in any one geographic area. More than 400 candidates had been flagged for potential misconduct.

Bureau Report

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