Tolo News: Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Saturday once again failed to vote on President Ashraf Ghani’s legislative decree on electoral reforms. This came after some lawmakers continued to oppose the move to approve the decree. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Election watchdog organizations and political parties on Sunday said that government has failed to bring about electoral reforms. They said this was unacceptable. According to them, the continuation of war and insecurity should not deter government from bringing electoral reforms. They said that playing games with the issue of electoral reforms is playing games with the fate
1TV: Most of the citizens in Afghanistan will not participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections, according to the findings of a recent survey. The survey, by Focus Group, covered 10,512 people in all 34 provinces of the country. Mohammad Yosuf Rashid, the head of Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan, said a fraud-rigged presidential election in
KABUL, March 26 (Xinhua)– The chairman of Afghan election commission has resigned, the country’s Presidential Palace said on Saturday. “Chairman of Independent Election Commission (IEC) Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani offered his resignation to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the president accepted his resignation,” the palace said in a statement. The announcement came as the country is
Tolo News: Experts have warned that the National Unity Government’s failure to keep promises is widening the gap between themselves and the people. Heralding in the new year, leaders have once again made promises to the nation but analysts say promises made last year still need to be kept – promises such as the holding of
Foreign Policy: In 2014, Afghanistan’s presidential election was marred by accusations of fraud. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry intervened and brought together the two candidates, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, to form what is now the National Unity Government (NUG), with Ghani serving as president and Abdullah as chief executive officer. Though the agreement
VOA News / January 18, 2016 ISLAMABAD – Afghanistan’s top election official says postponed parliamentary polls will be held in October, promising mistakes of the bitterly disputed 2014 presidential vote would not be repeated. Independent Election Commission Chairman Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani announced Monday in Kabul the panel has made “all technical” preparations to ensure “fully transparent”
Khaama Press: The Afghanistan Independent Election Commission (IEC) Chief Mohammad Yousuf Nuristani said Saturday that the schedule for parliamentary and district councils elections will be announced on coming Monday. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: The Afghanistan Independent Election Commission (IEC) Chief Yousuf Nuristani has said the schedule for the Parliamentary and District Council elections will be announced next week. Speaking during a press conference in Kabul, Nuristani said the elections will likely bear a cost of around 63 million US Dollars, citing the estimation of the election commission. Click here
1TV: President Ashraf Ghani has expected parliamentary elections to be held next year, his deputy spokesman said Tuesday. “Afghans are ready to hold parliament & district council elections in coming summer or fall – depending on election commission’s decision,” Zafar Hashimi tweeted citing the president. Click here to read more (external link).