Some 8.8 million Afghans are expected to vote on Saturday in the country's parliamentary elections as tens of thousands of forces fan out across the country to protect 21,000 polling stations.
  • A series of blasts have rocked polling stations making some voters nervous about casting their ballot
  • Technical difficulties with biometric scanners and mixed-up voter registration papers have delayed the opening of polling stations, as a result, some voting will continue tomorrow
  • There are 2,565 candidates vying for 249 seats in the lower house of parliament, including 417 women candidates
  • Commission deputy spokesman Aziz Ibrahimi said results of Saturday’s voting will not be released before mid-November and final results will not be out until later in December

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