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Elections 2018

Imposing Pressure on IEC Commissioners Is ‘Unacceptable’: Abdullah

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says threatening and imposing pressures on election commission members are “illegal” and unacceptable”. Speaking at Council of Ministers meeting on Monday, Abdullah said that the move to stamp copies of IDs of people who have registered to vote was a proposed plan suggested for ensuring safety of the citizens …

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First Center for Distribution of Electronic ID Cards Opened in Kabul

The Population Registration Directorate has opened the first distribution center for electronic National Identity Cards (e-NIC) in Kart-e-Char area of Kabul, following years of dispute between the senior government officials over the issue. The e-NIC distribution process was officially kicked off by President Ashraf Ghani in the Presidential Palace about …

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UN Counts 23 Election-Related Incidents Since Start of Voter Registration Process

A new report released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Thursday, details a “disturbing pattern” of attacks at election-related facilities following the commencement of voter registration for the October 2018 polls. UNAMA in a statement said that it has verified 23 election-related security incidents since voter …

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Gov’t, IEC Agree on Recruiting New Staff for Presidential Election

The Afghan government and the country’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) have agreed to recruit a group of staff members inside the IEC to work for the upcoming presidential election. “Beside the commissioners, a group of state servants will be formed inside the commission to plan for the presidential elections,” IEC …

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