Afghan MPs Get the Boot
Posted on Nov 21, 2010
Afghanistan’s Election Complaints Commission has disqualified 19 candidates—including seven current members of parliament—for alleged fraud in September’s voting. So far the commission has tossed out 1.3 million votes, nearly a quarter of the total cast. —JCL
Afghanistan’s election watchdog has disqualified 19 candidates who stood in the September poll for alleged fraud.
Seven of them are current members of the 249-seat parliament.
The disqualifications were announced after the UN-backed Election Complaints Commission found most of their votes were fraudulent.
AP / Musadeq Sadeq
Ahmad Zia Rafat, spokesman for the Election Complaints Commission, fields questions at a news conference in Kabul on Sunday.