The Independent Election Commission on Wednesday said that the preliminary presidential election polling results will once again be postponed.
Aurangzib, an IEC commissioner, said that the announcement was scheduled for Thursday, November 14, but due to tensions hindering the vote recounting process at 8,000 polling stations, the announcement must be delayed.
IEC spokesman Aziz Ahmad Ibrahimi said that the process was halted across Afghanistan in order to address the complaints of the candidates.
This comes after IEC chairwoman Hawa Alam Nuristani said in a press conference on Tuesday that some election campaign teams had prevented the vote recount process in 15 provinces.
Nuristani asked for "patience" from presidential candidates who opposed the vote recount, which began on Nov. 9.
The votes of "8,494 polling stations, out of a total of 26,580," will be recounted, according to the head of the IEC secretariat, Habib-Ur-Rahman Nang.
Along with the Stability and Convergence team led by Abdullah Abdullah, the Council of Presidential Candidates - which includes 10 out of 18 presidential runners - also boycotted the vote recount process.
All those candidates who are against the vote recount process have demanded the sorting out of "fraudulent votes" ahead of any further move.