Afghan party calls for all votes to be biometric
03 December 2018 16:27 GMT

A political grouping formed to protest Afghanistan's October election results have said that all votes which weren't biometric should be invalidated.

The Grand Alliance of Protesting Candidates have demanded the fresh recount of all votes, invalidation of non-biometric votes and warned to create a parallel "Wolesi Jirga" (parliament) if fraudulent votes not separated from transparent votes.

Khawaja Mohammad Shafiq Alvi, head of the grand alliance and a candidate during recent Wolesi Jirga elections, said: “We have gathered here to defend the transparent votes of the people and will never allow any deal on public mandate.”

He alleged the elections were full of fraud, rigging and warned to close the IEC offices in capital Kabul and provinces if fraud and transparent votes not separated, reported the Pajhwok news agency.

Rogul Kherzad, another candidate from Nimroz province, said the October 20,21 polls were a mockery and demanded re-elections.