Tolo News: “I want to ask the people not to sacrifice their lives for this election and neither vote for me nor should they let their children be sacrificed for this process. This process (elections) is a rigged process,” the first deputy speaker of the Wolesi Jirga, Humayun Humayun, said. Click here to read more (external
Tolo News: Former president Former president Hamid Karzai said he will not run for president in the next presidential election as he rejected the reports about him saying he will be part of the campaign once again in 2019 election. Karzai said he will give a chance for new faces and younger generation to nominate as
Tolo News: While Afghanistan’s constitution allows a president to serve only two terms in office, former president Hamid Karzai has said that should political parties reach an agreement over him running for office he would stand against the challenges and do so. “Unfortunately, there is confusion in the constitution of Afghanistan about a citizen (being able) to
Tolo News: A number of members of the Wolesi Jirga (the Lower House of Parliament) on Saturday said people living across the Durand Line are coming in to Afghanistan and applying for ID cards in order to vote in the upcoming elections. MPs said issuing ID cards to these people is illegal and extremely dangerous for the
Reuters: Abdullah Abdullah, the political leader who twice backed down from election disputes that plunged Afghanistan into crisis, said on Thursday he had not ruled out standing again next year, and might agree to share power with his opponent. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: President Ashraf Ghani in a decree has referred the appointment of IECC provincial commissioners to the Independent Administration Reform and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC), but the issue has sparked criticism of Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC). Click here to read more (external link). Related Ghazni Election Crisis Continues, Residents Call for Action Concerns Raised Over ID
Ariana: President Ashraf Ghani has rejected all shortlisted candidates for the position of the Independent Election Commission’s (IEC) Secretariat, a reliable source said Friday. About two weeks ago, acting IEC Secretariat Chief Shahla Haqparast stepped down from her post over the decision to stamp the photocopy of voter’s national identity cards. Click here to read more
Ariana: The parties claimed that the government and the Independent Election Commission (IEC) are looking for systemization of fraud for 2019 presidential elections by using paper identity cards. “We won’t allow anyone anymore to oppose with the fate of Afghanistan’s people,” said Asadullah Sadati a member of [Hezb-e] Wahdat-e Islami Afghanistan. Click here to read more
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan May 28, 2018 Unidentified gunmen have killed an employee of a voter-registration center and a police officer in the western Afghan province of Herat, officials say. A spokesman for the provincial police chief said the attack took place in the Chishti Sharif district late on May 27. The two were taken
Press TV May 26, 2018 Afghan authorities have started to register candidates for a long-delayed vote amid security issues that threaten the very integrity of the elections. Head of Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission Gula Jan Badi Sayad said Saturday that hundreds of candidates were expected to come forward for the October 20 parliamentary and district elections.