Elections 2018

Election Observers Question IEC’s Data Entry System

Institutions overseeing the election process on Saturday criticized the Independent Election Commission (IEC) over failure to finalize the list of registered voters for the upcoming parliamentary and district council elections. Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) said that the IEC’s data center cannot identify frauds in the voter registration process, criticizing …

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UNSC Discusses Afghan Elections, Calls on All Parties to Ensure Credibility of Process  

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday discussed the upcoming parliamentary and district council elections of Afghanistan, recalled on all parties including the Afghan government, political parties, and electoral commissions to create conditions necessary for having “credible” elections. The UNSC in a statement said that over eight million people …

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IEC Takes ‘Exceptional’ Step to Preserve Seat of Sikh Afghans in Parliament

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said that Sikh Afghan could register themselves as candidate for the upcoming parliamentary election, resuming the drive which was ended last month. The registration of candidates for long-delayed parliamentary and district elections begun on May 26 and ended on June 12. Within this period …

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IEC Backs Plan of Holding Zone-Based Elections in Ghazni

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday stressed on holding zone-based elections in Ghazni province, insisting that in the current situation the focus shouldn’t be on violation of the constitution. Earlier, the Independent Commission for overseeing the implementation of the constitution said that the IEC has violated the article 36 of the constitution by dividing Ghazni …

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Former MP Claims Fake Identity Papers Distributed in Badakhshan District

A former parliament member from Badakhshan province claims that thousands of fake identity papers have been distributed in Dariam district of the province. He further claimed that the distribution of fake identity papers aims for the engineering of the upcoming parliamentary elections. “They have received three thousand identity cards from …

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