1TV: Five senior officials based at Afghanistan’s Electoral Complaints Commission have been dismissed, officials said Sunday. The dismissed officials are deputy head of ECC secretariat, head of analysis, head of human resources, records manager and manager of staff attendance. Click here to read more (external link).
Reuters: Less than a year before Afghanistan is due to hold much-delayed parliamentary elections, technical problems and political wrangling are hampering a project seen as vital to ensuring the country’s long-term stability. Click here to read more (external link). Related IEC Determined To Hold Elections On Time
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 22, 2017 Afghanistan has set July 7, 2018 as the date for holding long-delayed parliamentary and provincial elections. Najibullah Ahmadzai, the head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), said in Kabul on June 22 that the new date was fixed after discussions with the government. The elections were supposed to
Tolo News: Addressing guests attending Nowruz celebrations in Mazar-e-Sharif on Tuesday, Balkh provincial governor Atta Mohammad Noor said that he would in the near future discuss his future plans over running in the next presidential elections. “I thank President (Ashraf Ghani) for his trust and for re-appointing me as the governor of Balkh. Soon I will
ReliefWeb: Afghanistan’s new electoral law has come into force, which means that the requirement of electoral reform ahead of the next elections has – at least nominally – been met. AAN’s Ali Yawar Adili and Martine van Bijlert discuss the main features of the new law and note that the most controversial and complicated changes have
Tolo News: Independent Election Commission (IEC) members on Sunday elected Najibullah Ahmadzai as the new head, Wasima Badghisi as operational deputy and Abdul Qadir Qurashi as administrative deputy of the commission. Gulajan Abdul Badi Sayad was elected as secretary and spokesman of the IEC. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News November 22, 2016 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s new electoral commissioners were sworn in Tuesday, paving the way for long-delayed parliamentary and district council elections. President Ashraf Ghani and his governing partner in the so-called National Unity Government (NUG), Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, witnessed and addressed the swearing-in ceremony at Kabul’s presidential palace. The
Al Jazeera: The outcome of the US presidential election has a far-reaching impact, and in Afghanistan’s capital, some have definite ideas about who they would like to see in office: Republican nominee Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. This is the country where America’s longest war has been playing out since 2001. It’s where US
Khaama Press: A Pakistani senator has claimed the country fixed the 2009 Afghan Presidential Elections in the favour of the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Senator Mushahid Hussain made the revelation during an interview with a local newspaper. Pointing towards Pakistan’s role in shaping the polling results, Senator Hussain explicitly told The Express that “the election, we
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday approved two crucial laws including the draft law on electoral reforms and the much-awaited census law. “The president has approved the draft law on election reforms and the law is prepared, the law on which the ministry of justice is working, all issues pertaining to the law will be finalized