Elections – procedural progress
On the 20th, the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) announced the final list of presidential candidates. It reinstated Daoud Sultanzoy, one of the 17 purged presidential candidates, and 76 Provincial Council candidates.
The total number of presidential hopefuls is now 11. Of the 2,713 Provincial Council candidates 308 are women. Some civil society groups criticized the ECC’s appeal process as being too brief. The campaign for presidential elections will start on the 2nd Feb.