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Villages Not Aware Of Kabul Voting Controversy

At the height of the controversy following the parliamentary elections in Kabul, there are people in villages far away from the capital who are unaware of the events around the election process.

When people in some villages on the outskirts of the capital heard the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) invalidated all votes of Kabul parliamentary elections, they thought it was the end of the brawl and elections would be held in Kabul again.

In this report, TOLOnews reporter Tamim Hamid has tried to discover what people in villages think and know about the elections in the northern regions of the capital. 

Abdul Habib, 42, is a farmer who lives alongside his eight-member family in a village 25 kilometers from Kabul.

Although he does not know more about the controversy following the parliamentary elections, he has expectations from parliament.

“Here, in some homes there is no television and no one is there to inform them about it. If the next parliament works like the previous one, there will be two bad people if there are 10 good people,” said Habib.

Over 700 people cast their votes in the October 20 parliamentary elections, of which, 360 are women.

But, the controversy which erupted over the election results has left a bitter experience for the villagers.

“Women waited until 8:00 pm to vote through the biometric system,” said Dil Agha Ahmadzai, a village elder.

Youth who voted in the elections still remember the election day.

“I worked hard, I voted, I invited my family members and my friends to vote and they voted,” said Qayoum, an athlete.

“Most people voted through the biometric system and some not,” said Obaidullah, a resident of Kabul.

Elections 2019

Villages Not Aware Of Kabul Voting Controversy

Many people who live outside, or far from the capital Kabul are unaware of the events and controversy which followed the election process..

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At the height of the controversy following the parliamentary elections in Kabul, there are people in villages far away from the capital who are unaware of the events around the election process.

When people in some villages on the outskirts of the capital heard the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) invalidated all votes of Kabul parliamentary elections, they thought it was the end of the brawl and elections would be held in Kabul again.

In this report, TOLOnews reporter Tamim Hamid has tried to discover what people in villages think and know about the elections in the northern regions of the capital. 

Abdul Habib, 42, is a farmer who lives alongside his eight-member family in a village 25 kilometers from Kabul.

Although he does not know more about the controversy following the parliamentary elections, he has expectations from parliament.

“Here, in some homes there is no television and no one is there to inform them about it. If the next parliament works like the previous one, there will be two bad people if there are 10 good people,” said Habib.

Over 700 people cast their votes in the October 20 parliamentary elections, of which, 360 are women.

But, the controversy which erupted over the election results has left a bitter experience for the villagers.

“Women waited until 8:00 pm to vote through the biometric system,” said Dil Agha Ahmadzai, a village elder.

Youth who voted in the elections still remember the election day.

“I worked hard, I voted, I invited my family members and my friends to vote and they voted,” said Qayoum, an athlete.

“Most people voted through the biometric system and some not,” said Obaidullah, a resident of Kabul.

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