Recount at 10pct of Afghan vote centres: poll body
Ballots at 10 percent of polling stations used in Afghanistan's elections last month will be audited and recounted because of indications of vote fraud, the electoral complaints body said Tuesday, AP reported.
The UN-backed Electoral Complaints Commission last week ordered that ballots from polling stations with "clear and convincing evidence of fraud" be recounted, and its chairman said 2,500 such stations had been identified.
"About 2,500 plus polling stations are affected by the order and all provinces are affected," ECC chairman Grant Kippen told AFP.
"Those are the ones based on our order -- that's what has been identified," he added.
Electoral authorities said more than 25,000 polling stations opened on August 20 for presidential and provincial council elections. The polls have been marred by low turnout and allegations of widespread vote fraud.