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EU EAT calls for rapid anti-fraud electoral reforms

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(Last Updated On: December 17, 2014)

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European Union Election Assessment Team (EU EAT) final report on Afghan 2014 presidential elections revealed that more than 800,000 invalidated votes were forged by Independent Election Commission (IEC).

“Extensive fraud damaged the confidence of Afghans, we have seen that out of the 8.1 million votes 800,000 were fraudulent, but it was more than this number. Such an election for those who believe in democracy is a terrible dream,” Thijs Berman EU EAT Chief Observer said.

In addition, European Union Observers believe that fraud was beyond imagination and the perpetrators must be trialed in a court, adding that Afghan National Unity government must form the commission for reforms in electoral law and electoral system as soon as possible.

Furthermore; the final report suggests that IEC and IECC commissioners must be nominated by an independent board and a voter registration list must be extracted from Electronic ID Card Database in order to improve transparency in the future elections.

EU observed Afghanistan Presidential elections and 100% vote audit with 410 international observers and released their report after the National Unity Government was formed by a power-sharing deal.

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Changes to Be Made in Electoral Reformation Committee System: Ghani

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(Last Updated On: June 27, 2015)

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President Mohammad Asharf Ghani   has decided to reform the Electoral Reformation committee.

A member of the following committee said that the number of the members from 9 will be deducted and new face will be added in the committee as the member.

Member of the reformation Electoral committee Aziz Rafiee said,” there is no news from the activities of the following committee,there is possible changes to be made, I hope to see the new changes made within the committee as soon as possible.”

Earlier President Ghani had promised two weeks ago that Electoral Reformation Committee to begin its activities in this week, but his words weren’t interpreted practically.

Head of the Election Transparent Foundation in Afghanistan Naim Ayubzada said,” there is still a deadlock, President Ghani is trying to appoint new faces within the committee as the new members.”

Mp Abdul Qadir Zazai said,” there is still disagreement in between the two leaders of the National Unity Government,the following issue has caused that the Electoral Reformation Committee could begin its activities.”

Efforts made to have the Presidential palace and CEO offices both have expressed nothing about the issue.

 Reported by Nasrat Parsa

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Afghans Won’t Attend Election with Current Election System: Experts

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A number of the Election experts and members of the Wolesi Jirga in the Afghanistan Presidential Election anniversary day have said,” this day is the most defamed day in the political history of the world.”

They have believed that the outcome of the presidential Election is no completed cabinet, ongoing arguments on special Electoral reformation committee.

Afghan Nation have casted their votes for their favorite presidential candidate last year as the same day it seemed that Afghans weren’t ready to elect their president for the first round of the Presidential Election that means none of the candidates earned 50+1 votes, the Election went to its second round and into a deep phase of arguments, it made the US secretary of state to play the role of trouble shooter in between the two leaders of the National Unity Government, and it was decided that all the  votes of Afghans should be audited and reviewed once again.

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Head of the Independent Election Commission IEC Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani announced that Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the President of Afghanistan and Dr, Abdullah Abdullah as the chief of executive.

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Afghan lawmaker Ramazan Bashardost has declared the presidential Election full of cheating, frauds, it’s the very first country in the world that its Nation do not understand the numbers of votes for their own president.

After all auditing process and mediation of US secretary of state John Kerry the Presidential election arguments continued, in the long run after the mediation of the Afghanistan former president Hamid Karzia and some other Jihadi leaders the National Unity Government agreement was signed, the following agreement indicated important below issues the second person in the National Unity Government will be as the chief executive, holding of the National Assembly (Loya Jirga) after two years, reformation of the Afghanistan constitution, and establishing of the electoral special committee.

The Afghanistan former president Hamid Karzai said,” Afghan Nation have been capable to establish the National Unity Government NUG.”

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President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has sworn as the Afghan President on 29th of September 2014 after that the president signed the decree for appointing the chief of executive and its deputies, they have all done swearing ceremony and after some days they began to work officially.

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Head of the Election Watch Afghanistan EWA Jandad Ispinghar said,” we see the outcomes of the presidential Election, its has been seven months by now the NUG cabinet doesn’t get completed, there is serious issues ongoing over the establishing of the special Electoral reformation committee, Parliament can’t decide, all Governors are working as the acting.”

Reformation of the Election system has been the important part of the political agreement made on NUG, Though the committee has been established, still existed issues in between the two leaders of the National Unity Government has caused them not be capable to begin its working.

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Head of the Fair and Free Election foundation FEFA Yusuf Rashid said,” The vision of the both leaders are contrary on reformation of the Election system,both team have their own agendas but they have yet to achieve any conclusion on appointing the members of the special electoral committee.”

Afghan experts have warned if the current Election system doesn’t get reformed, Afghan Nation will not cast their votes and participate in the Election process.

Reported by Hameed Sideqee

 

 

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