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

The BBC:

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.

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