Afghanistan: Polling extended after delays and violence

Voters lined up outside polling stations in Kabul on Sunday after Afghanistan's electoral commission announced that it would extend voting in the parliamentary elections in some parts of the country, as many polling stations failed to open on the first day of polling. Many voting centres across the country opened late or not at all after being hit by terror attacks, as well as experiencing... Еще problems with the recently introduced biometric voting system and running out of voting materials. Some Afghans waited hours to vote, only to be told the polling stations would not open. «Yesterday I was waiting outside the polling centre all day to cast my poll but unfortunately, I could not do it. The security personnel said that that the polling staff and papers hadn't arrived yet,» said one woman. Polling stations were rocked by explosions after the polls opened on Saturday, with nearly 170 people across the country being killed or injured in election-related violence.

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