Tag Archives: IEC

Watchdog Warns of Possible Delay in Upcoming Elections

An election watchdog on Tuesday warned of possible delay in the upcoming parliamentary and district council elections. Habibullah Shinwari, a member of the Election Watch Organization of Afghanistan said that the election will not be held at the scheduled time (October this year). According to the watchdog, lack of proper working mechanism in …

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76 Thousand Voters Registered in Four Days: IEC

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) says 76,000 people have been registered to vote in upcoming parliamentary and district council elections since last four days. IEC on Saturday began registering voters across the country as the commission seeks to ensure that long-delayed legislative elections in October are seen as credible and …

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Taliban Kidnaps IEC Staff Members in Ghor

The Taliban militants have kidnapped three IEC voter registration employees along with two policemen in central Ghor province, officials said Tuesday. The individuals have been kidnapped from a voter registration center in Ferozkoh City of the province, said Fazlullah Jalali, head of IEC’s provincial office. Confirming the incident, Mohammad Iqbal …

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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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MoI Prepares to Ensure Security of Election Centers

The Ministry of Interior says prepared to take security measures related to providing the protection for the upcoming parliamentary and district council elections’ polling stations across the country. Speaking to Ariana News on Saturday, the Ministry Spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said: “We assure the Independent Election Commission of maintaining the security …

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IEC Sets New Date for Parliamentary Elections

Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday said the long-delayed parliamentary and district council elections will be held next year in the month of Mizan (Afghan date which corresponds to Sept-Oct 2018). Waseema Badghisi, operational deputy chief of the IEC, emphasized that there is no concern for more delays in …

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IEC Shouldn’t Act as Government Institution: Ex-Chairman

Former Head of Independent Election Commission (IEC), Fazl Ahmad Manavi believes the IEC members are acting as government spokesmen instead of being independent. Speaking during Munazera (Debate) political program of Ariana News on Saturday, Manavi said the IEC should not act as government institution to make justification for government’s “illegal” …

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Abdul Badi Sayyad Elected as IEC Chairman

Afghan electoral commissioners have elected former spokesman and secretary of Independent Election Commission (IEC), Abdul Badi Sayyad as its new Chairman, said an IEC member. “Mr. Sayyad could secure 50+1 votes of electoral commissioners in today’s IEC election”, said Maliha Hassan, a member of Afghanistan Independent Election Commission. Gulajan Abdul …

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