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Photo By: Krishna Chauhan

Democracy, Rights and Governance

In the Darulaman’s Counting centre, in Kabul, nine days after the first direct presidential election, October 9, the UN-Afghan JEMB's (Joint Electoral Management Body) employees sort out the ballot papers per candidate from Kabul. Then, the total votes for each candidate are counted and recorded. This operation is called “sorting and counting”. Among the 10.5 million Afghans registered for the elections, around 8 million people have voted according the first estimations made one week after the vote.
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