Updated: 07/26/2014 18:01 | By Agence France-Presse

Afghan vote audit suspended over disagreements

Afghanistan's election commission on Saturday suspended the auditing process of 8.1 million votes cast in the presidential run-off poll on June 14, after the two candidates failed to reach agreement on the procedure for invalidating votes.


Afghan vote audit suspended over disagreements

Afghan election commission workers unload ballot boxes flown in on a UN aircraft at Herat airport on July 24, 2014 - by Ben Sheppard

"The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has decided to suspend temporarily the vote audit until the fourth day of Eid, and we hope it is enough time for the candidates to sort out their differences," the IEC chairman Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani told a press conference Saturday. 

The Muslim Eid festival which is expected to begin on Tuesday marks the end of fasting month of Ramadan.

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