ENTIKHABAT 97: Low Turnout of Candidates Sparks Concern
Officials from the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Monday said that no candidate has so far filed nomination papers to run for district council elections in at least 37 districts across the country.
The IEC also said that no women have filed nomination papers in 157 districts in 28 provinces.
IEC secretary Sayed Hafiz Hashemi however said that because of this the commission plans to extend the candidate nomination process for women.
In this episode of the program, host Massoud Malik discusses the topic with Abdul Wodoud Ali Mardan, a spokesman for Panjshir provincial governor, Mirza Mohammad Haqparast, deputy spokesman for the IEC and Fazel Ahmad Manawi, former IEC chief.