Kabul-Afghanistan (PMG):

Reporter: Mehrullah Mehrdad

The presidential election in Baghlan was held in a safe environment, but voters in the province went to the polling stations with an hour delay. The head of the Baghlan election commission says only 7 polling centers of total 216 polling stations in the province were closed due to security threats, while officials assured that the elections were conducted in a fully transparent and secure environment.

Noorullah Paigham, chairman of the Baghlan Independent Election Commission, said that 7 centers remained closed in the districts of Burka, Nahrin, central Baghlan, Talan WA Barfak and Dara-e-Noor today due to the challenges. Meanwhile, Dhaneh Ghori district and parts of Dand Ghori and Dand Shahab Uddin district also did not have elections. The presence of people in polling stations has remained low. According to estimates, there were no technical problems in the polling stations in Pul-e-Khumri.

Reports also show that the number of frauds in the polling stations in Pul-e-Khumri was low. The Baghlan election commission said more than (436,000) people were eligible to vote in Baghlan, but the turnout was very low compared to 2014. The presidential election in Baghlan is over without any security incident.

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