Ariana: Atta Mohammad Noor, the former governor of Balkh province and CEO of Jamiat-e-Islami party on Tuesday warned that if transparency of the upcoming elections was not guaranteed, they would boycott the elections and would announce an interim government. Addressing at an Eid ceremony in Mazar-e-Sharif city, Noor said the political parties have set a two-week
Tolo News: Fawzia Kofi, a candidate from Badakhshan province, who looks set to be disqualified by the IECC, said the commission has no proof that she has ties with illegal armed groups. “In my objection, I told them that if you or any other department proves that I or any of my family members even own an illegal pistol, I will apologize to the Afghan people and will leave politics,” said Kofi. Kofi
Ariana: The names of those dropped from the final list are as follows: Ahmad Shah Shams, Mohibullah and Amanullah Hotaki from Uruzgan province; Abdul Rahman Sheedani from Bamyan; Fawzia Koofi, Maryam Koofi, Mohammad Nabi Bayan and Abdul Samad Abdul Hameed from Badakhshan province; Sayed Jafar Naderi, Assadullah Islamzoi and Hayatullah Wafa from Baghlan province; Assadullah Sharifi
Ariana: The IECC (Independent Electoral Complaints Commission) Spokesman Ali Reza Rohani said that the individuals were previously dropped from the preliminary list due to a number of issues including problems in their presented documents, adding that the objections of remaining possible candidates against the election commission have been rejected. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: A decision of the assigned committee of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) to drop 25 names from the parliamentary election candidates’ list has drawn protest in Kabul. The current parliament member Fawzia Koofi whose name was also removed from the list, on Saturday protested against the decision. She said the plans being taken at
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday afternoon announced it has set the date for presidential elections for next year. The IEC said these elections will be held on April 20, six months after the October parliamentary and district council elections. Click here to read more (external link). Related Govt Must Do More To
MOSCOW, July 31 (Sputnik) – Hayatullah Khan Rahmani, a candidate for the upcoming Afghan parliamentary elections from the eastern province of Nangarhar, was killed on Monday by a suicide attacker, local media reported. Rahmani, who was also a commander of the local public uprising forces, was killed along with his three family members, according to
Ariana: Ghani’s office announced Thursday that Ahmad Shah Zamanzai has been appointed as the new Chief of Secretariat of the Independent Election Commission after a list of eligible candidates was provided to government by the IEC. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday, Hekmatyar claimed that among 8,600,000 registered voters which presented by the IEC, five million of them was false. He said only 3,600,000 voters were real. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: “We consider the current voter registration as incomplete, it makes way for corruption, fraud and crisis because this process is not accurate and the government and the election commission have wasted millions of dollars in this regard,” said Asadullah Sadati, a representative of Wahdat-e-Millie party. Click here to read more (external link). Related Top political