This is probably the largest amount of popular support I've seen for the idea of establishing a parliament.
In Bosnia in 2002 there were 55 percent, in the parliamentary elections in Colombia 42 percent, India 59 percent, Switzerland 42 percent,
In Bosnia in 2002 there were 55 percent, in the parliamentary elections in Colombia 42 percent, India 59 percent, Switzerland 42 percent.
I have been relieved at the low level of problems we have had today.
Dependent on the number of complaints we do hope that we can have a final certified result for all 34 provinces by the 22nd of October.
Last year, there were a number of districts where the vote did not take place. This year we hope we can do it in all of them,
We consider the turnout this year satisfactory. This number could change as the rest of our reports come in.
I believe a high number of Afghans have turned out to vote.
The morning started relatively slowly. But after the morning, it has seriously picked up all over Afghanistan.
Turnout rose as the day wore on, said Peter Erben, head of the U.N.-Afghan Joint Electoral Management Board. The voting started relatively slowly but after the morning it has seriously picked up all over Afghanistan, ... I believe a high number of Afghans have turned out to vote.
If compared with other, similar, post-conflict elections, I think that the level of irregularities that we are currently reviewing is extremely reasonable.
We did see some procedural irregularities but nothing that I consider systemic and which would have influenced the overall conduct of the election. This was a peaceful and good election.
I do not find the irregularities alarming, but it should give us concern, ... There will be tough action taken.