Afghan parliamentary elections postponed

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

The Afghanistan parliamentary elections will be postponed by four months until September, according to the nation’s election commission.

National elections were scheduled to take place before 22 May as part of the constitution, but the new date will be 18 September.

Security worries and a severe lack of funds have been noted as the reasons for the decision.

Election Commissioner Fazil Ahmad Manawi said: “The Independent Election Commission, due to lack of budget, security and uncertainty and logistical challenges… has decided to conduct the [parliamentary] election on September 18, 2010.”

View the original article at ITN


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