Candidates running for Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections have kicked off campaigning ahead of voting next month.
The election for the lower house of parliament is scheduled for October 20.
Talking with the Afghan Herald, Aziz Ibrahimi, the election commission spokesman, said 2,565 candidates are battling for 249 seats in the parliament. There are also 417 women among the candidates.
Voters will be able to cast ballots at 21,011 polling stations.