Afghans to vote for new parliament by May

Nov 30, -0001
Staff Report

KABUL: Afghanistan aims to hold a vote for the lower house of parliament by late May, as laid out in the constitution, a top election official said on Saturday, but admitted it faces major fraud, funding and security concerns.

Zekria Barakzai, deputy head of the government-appointed Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan, said the president, chief justice and speakers of both houses of parliament had met and agreed the election should go ahead according to the schedule laid out in Afghanistan's constitution. AGENCIES



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