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IECC Drops 35 Names from Final List of Candidates for Parliamentary Elections

The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has removed 35 names from the final list of candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections. The names of the candidates were removed after a special investigation commission reviewed the complaints against the possible candidates for having links with illegal armed individuals and groups.  The …

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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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Voters’ Registration Process Lacks Public Awareness Campaign: Observers

Criticizing the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday, the election observers said that the voters’ registration process lacks public awareness campaign. President Ashraf Ghani formally inaugurated the voters’ registration process for the upcoming parliamentary and district council’s elections today. Mohammad Yousuf Rashid, the executive director of Free and fair Election Forum of …

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CE Office Sees Warimach as Ousted IEC Official  

The Chief Executive Office on Wednesday said that Imam Mohammad Warimach, the Independent Election Commission Secretariat Chief has already been ousted and replaced by Shahla Haq as Acting Head of Secretariat for the commission.   Months earlier, reports emerged that President Ashraf Ghani has sacked the IEC Head of Secretariat Warimach …

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Government Urged to Convene Loya Jirga

The Council for Protection and Stability in Afghanistan has urged the government to convene the constitutional Loya Jirga as solution for the crisis as the country is facing.  Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday in Kabul, the Spokesman of the council, Massoud Trushtwal said that the security situation in …

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UN Warns 63 Percent of Afghan Women Lack Identity Papers

The United Nations Women office warns that 63 percent of Afghan women lack the identity documents which will negatively impact and create barriers for their participation in elections. The United Nations Women representative in Kabul urged Afghan government and electoral institutions to provide the circumstances for broader participation of Afghan …

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IEC Signs Security Plan of Parliamentary Election with Relevant Institutions

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday signed the security plan of upcoming parliamentary election with state security institutions. The IEC Chairman signed the security plan with Defense, Interior ministries, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG). Addressing a joint press conference on the …

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