Afghanistan to delay presidential election to July

Afghanistan's presidential election will be postponed by three months to July 20 to give authorities more time to organize the ballot, election authorities announced on Sunday.

Chairman of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) Badi Sayyad said parliamentary election for central Ghazni province that could were not able to take place due to a dispute over representation between different ethnic groups, will be held on the same day as the presidential election along with district and provincial council elections.

The delay adds to the troubled history of elections in Afghanistan. Before last October's tumultuous parliamentary election, for which complete results have still not been announced, the 2014 presidential election was tainted by accusations of massive cheating on both sides.

Source: VOV5