The results of this year's Provincial Council elections were announced after over four and a half months delay. According to the Independent Election Commission (IEC), 458 individuals won seats on provincial councils around the country, and 97 of them are women.
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A number of residents and local officials of Nawzad district of southern Helmand province on Friday raised apprehensions on the possibility of the district's collapse and takeover by the Taliban.
"It's no secret that the security situation is really bad," District Governor Sayed Murad Sadaat said. "We only have control over the official district building and some small areas."
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