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
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).
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: 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
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
Ariana: Speaking at a debate program in Ariananews TV, Maozullah Dawlati (Deputy of Independent Election Commission (IEC),) revealed the intervention of President Ghani in election commission’s affairs. “President Ghani in [the] presence of U.S. ambassador and UN envoy for Afghanistan has threatened those IEC members who were opposed to attaching stickers on copy of ID cards,” Dawlati