ENTIKHABAT 97: 'No Biometric' System For Parliamentary Polls
Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief Abdul Badi Sayyad said at a press conference in Kabul on Wednesday that the commission will not be using a biometric system in this year’s elections as there is no time to roll out such a plan.
He said that although the commission was in favor of using technology for the elections, they did not have enough time to set up such a system as it would first need to be imported and then staff would need to be trained to use it.
He also said the IEC called on the Independent Election Complaints Commission (IECC) to send through the final list of disqualified parliamentary election candidates as soon as possible so as to avoid any delays in the process.
In this episode of the program, host Karim Amini discusses the topic with Ali Reza Rohani, secretary of the IECC, Kubra Rezaye, deputy spokesman for IEC, Parwiz Kawa, journalist and Habiburrahman Nang, CEO of FEFA.