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
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
Tolo News: A number of Afghanistan’s major political parties and movements on Tuesday accused government of planning a “massive fraud and vote rigging” in the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for October 20. The parties also claimed that government wants to have its favorite in the parliament. The political parties threatened to close offices of the Independent
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
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: 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