Afghan election commission workers, overseen by NATO-led Italian troops, unload ballot boxes flown in on a UN aircraft from Farah province and to be sent onward to Kabul, at Herat airport on July 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Ben SHEPPARD
KABUL: Afghanistan's election commission on Saturday suspended the auditing process of 8.1 million votes cast in the presidential run-off poll on June 14, after the two candidates failed to reach agreement on the procedure for invalidating votes.
"The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has decided to suspend temporarily the vote audit until the fourth day of Eid, and we hope it is enough time for the candidates to sort out their differences," the IEC chairman Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani told a press conference Saturday.
The Muslim Eid festival which is expected to begin on Tuesday marks the end of fasting month of Ramadan.
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