1TV: Ghani said that use of biometric technology will ensure transparency in the election. “We hope there is no room for suspicion. Election is our big national test,” Ghani told 1TV. As some political parties have proposed change in the election system, Ghani said that the change can be brought by the new parliament. Click here
Tolo News: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hizb-e-Islami, on Wednesday said that if parliamentary elections are held as planned less than 10 percent of the people will have representatives in parliament. According to Hekmatyar, more than half of the country’s population will be deprived of the right to vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections. “Is an election
Khaama Press: The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) says the biometics system would be used during the elections day provided that the commission receives all the required equipment. IEC spokesman Syed Hafizullah Hashemi said a foreign firm has promised to provide the required equipment for the activation of biometrics system. However, he said the election commission
Ariana: “We have made our efforts to use the biometric system in the Election Day and to recognize every voters that cannot vote for the second time,” Abdul Basi Sayad, the chairman of IEC said. However, a number of parties claim that they have not negotiated regarding the biometric system with IEC officials and called
1TV: After the government’s opposition closed election offices in several provinces, Afghanistan’s Second Vice President Sarwar Danish on Tuesday described the move as a “futile recourse” against democracy. According to Danish, closing election offices is against national interests and against the Constitution. “Any act to disrupt the elections is considered treason against the nation,” Danish said.
Tolo News: Gulajan Abdulbadi Sayyad head of Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday criticized political parties for closing IEC offices in parts of the country and called on these parties to bring an end to the practice. Sayyad called on the coalition of political parties to instead share their list of demands with the commission so
Ariana: Jamiat-i-Islami Afghanistan’s (JIA) Executive Chief and former governor Atta Mohammad Noor on Thursday warned about holding an election that is full of fraud and irregularities. “There will be widespread fraud and irregularities in the election process and we will prevent holding an election with full of fraud. It is not acceptable for any of our
Ariana: Mohammad Mohaqiq, Second Deputy to CEO says President Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with representatives of political parties has warned of dissolving the political parties if they insist on their suggested demands regarding the upcoming elections. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: This comes after the Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan put on display thousands of ‘fraudulent’ ID papers that it said were meant to be used in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Click here to read more (external link). Related Watchdogs Predict Deadlock Around Afghanistan’s Elections
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