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
Tolo News: When asked for comment, the IEC acknowledged that the transfer of records from one office to another was against the law. They said the commission will investigate the report. Residents have also claimed that other unlawful activities are being carried out around elections in the province. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: The Independent Election Commission says the preliminary list of candidates for Kabul, Bamyan, Kunar, Nuristan, Uruzgan, Khost, and Nimroz provinces have been finalized. It is expected that the preliminary list of candidates for the other provinces will be finalized and published in the near future. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: The Afghan lower house of parliament session on Wednesday ended without any result after some parliamentarians verbally and physically attacked Abdul Latif Pedram, a member of parliament representing Badakhshan province. The confrontation erupted after MP Pedram criticized the government for dividing Ghazni province into three electoral constituencies, saying the government is acting biased in order to