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Afghan government fires election commission

AP  |  Kabul 

The has fired its election commission.

The move Tuesday by comes more than three months after chaotic the results of which have still not been announced and ahead of July's controversial

A terse four-sentence statement said both the and its complaints commission have been fired. It did not offer reasons but Ghani gave political parties and representatives one week to nominate candidates to a new commission.

Last October's Parliamentary polls, which were held three years late, were marred by widespread chaos. Polling stations opened hours late and some did not open at all. Workers trained in the use of a biometric identification system, aimed at curbing fraud, did not show up..

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 23:20 IST