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Afghan AG Calls for Annulment of Election Results

Afghan Attorney General Mohammad Ishaq Alako (file photo)

Afghan Attorney General Mohammad Ishaq Alako (file photo)

Afghanistan's attorney general has asked the country's Supreme Court to annul results from the recent parliamentary elections, because of extensive fraud and corruption.

A spokesman for Attorney General Mohammad Ishaq Alako, Deputy Attorney General Rahmatullah Nazari, says a letter has been sent to the Supreme Court asking it to annul the results and issue sentences against 14 top officials who organized the vote and oversaw fraud investigations.

Both the Electoral Complaints Commission and the country's Independent Election Commission have rejected the call as unlawful, saying no individual or organization has the authority to invalidate election results.

The election commission disqualified nearly one quarter of the votes cast in the election, and disqualified 24 winning candidates after receiving more than 5,000 complaints of irregularities.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.