Ariana: After a half month winter break of the lawmakers, the president was expected to open the parliament’s 17th legislative term. But he has not yet inaugurated the house. The lawmakers said that parliament is the legislative part of a government and that it shouldn’t be closed, insisting the MPs are facing an uncertain fate. Click
Tolo News: The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday apologized to the people for a delay in the announcement of preliminary results of parliamentary elections for Kabul province but said the results will be announced in the near future. The commission said bringing more transparency in the process was the reason for a delay in the announcement. Click here to read more (external link).
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan December 6, 2018 KABUL — Afghanistan’s Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has declared that all votes cast in Kabul Province during the country’s October parliamentary election are invalid. IECC spokesman Alirez Rohani told reporters in Kabul on December 6 that the decision was made for 25 different reasons — including major
Ariana: A number of Parliament Members at the Lower House said the United States was not honest in its commitments to end war in Afghanistan. Afghan lawmakers reemphasized to review the Bilateral Security Agreement with U.S. to show how U.S. fulfilled its commitments to Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link). Related Khalilzad To Facilitate
1TV: Afghanistan’s lawmakers are set to review the bilateral security agreement with the United States as violence flares in the country. The idea was put forward by some lawmakers in the Lower House on Monday and it was approved by majority of the MPs through voting on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Hamid Karzai, a former Afghan president, who
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: A number of Parliament Members accused the Interior and Defense ministries of incompetence on Saturday, saying both ministries have been turned into butchery for the Afghan military forces. The Lower House of Parliament summoned the top security officials to today’s session, but they refused to attend the session for accountability. Click here to read more
Tolo News: MPs in Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Monday said recent protests in the north and northeastern provinces were due to the residents’ fury over “injustice and central government’s autocratic policy”. They warned that because of President Ashraf Ghani’s policies there would be “consequences”. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Asked for their opinion about the country’s lawmakers on International Day of Parliamentarism, Afghans from around the country on Saturday accused members of the Wolesi Jirga (the Lower House of Parliament) of being inefficient and of putting their own interests first. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: The Afghan lower house of parliament session on Wednesday ended without any result after some parliamentarians verbally and physically attacked Abdul Latif Pedram, a member of parliament representing Badakhshan province. The confrontation erupted after MP Pedram criticized the government for dividing Ghazni province into three electoral constituencies, saying the government is acting biased in order to