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Sar-i-Pul provincial council elects administrative board

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Feb 01, 2016 - 17:33
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): After a delay lasting two months, members of the provincial council of northern Sar-i-Pul province on Monday elected the council’s administrative board in the absence of media reporters. Aziz Ahmad Rassouli, the regional...
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Wolesi Jirga rejects election-related presidential decree

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Dec 26, 2015 - 12:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday rejected by a majority vote an election-related legislative decree of President Ashraf Ghani. The presidential decree was placed before the lower house for approval by Nasir Ahamd Hanafi, head of the...
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Govt not interested in parliamentary polls: Senators

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Nov 24, 2015 - 16:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Mesharano Jirga members on Tuesday said the government was not willing to hold parliamentary and district council elections, stressing increased pressure on the regime to conduct the ballots.
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Kunduzis want past mistakes avoided in future polls

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Nov 10, 2015 - 17:55
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Voicing support for electoral reforms, the people of northern Kunduz province on Tuesday urged the government to not to allow fraud and irregularities experienced in the past to be repeated in future elections. Nearly 200...
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Further delay in elections to threaten stability

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Nov 02, 2015 - 19:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): Election observer, Democracy Watch Afghanistan, on Monday said further delay in parliamentary elections would threaten Afghanistan’s stability, warning that splitting the election commission between the two teams in power would be...
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Improvements and Challenges towards Afghanistan Electoral Reforms Process

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Sep 22, 2015 - 15:42
September 2015 The Special Electoral Reforms Commission (SERC) was established through presidential decree No. 40 on 16th July, 2015 as a precondition of the political agreement for the establishment of National Unity Government (NUG). The...
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Political issues should not affect polls: Nuristani

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Aug 26, 2015 - 19:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief on Wednesday said parliamentary elections had been postponed for at least a year due to political issues and warned that unconstitutionally removing the commission’s members would...
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‘Tangible reforms to make electoral system more efficient’

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Aug 01, 2015 - 18:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): The election reform commission reassured that after introducing reforms in the country’s electoral system neither the president nor the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) would be able to hire or fire election commissioners.
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Senate warns of not recognising Wolesi Jirga

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Jun 30, 2015 - 15:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Tuesday called for early announcement of parliamentary elections date, otherwise they would not approve any draft legalising the incumbent lower house.
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Efforts on to print ballot papers at home: Ghani

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Jun 20, 2015 - 18:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said government is all ready to invest in domestic printing houses aimed at printing ballot papers inside the country.
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President urged to specify parliamentary polls’ date

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Jun 20, 2015 - 16:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): Election watchdog organizations on Saturday welcomed President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s decision to allow Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament to work till fresh elections were held.
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Govt determined to hold parliamentary election soon: Ibrahimi

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Jun 15, 2015 - 18:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said on Monday members of lowers house would continue work till holding of parliamentary elections.
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Senate again asks govt to specify election date

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Jun 14, 2015 - 19:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of members of Mesharano Jirga or upper house of parliament on Sunday urged government to specify date for holding Wolesi Jirga (WJ) and district council elections simultaneously.
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Parwan billboards portray CEO as president

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May 14, 2015 - 15:10
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Though the unity government agreement was seen an end to all problems and differences between President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah, yet pictures of CEO on billboards depict him as “the president of Afghanistan” in Charikar, the capital of central Parwan province.
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Watchdogs blast delay in electoral reforms

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May 09, 2015 - 17:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): Electoral watchdogs on Saturday lambasted delay in electoral reforms, saying there was lack of roadmap for reforms and holding parliamentary elections.
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International aid linked to electoral reforms

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Apr 29, 2015 - 21:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Diplomats from the United Nations, the US, the UK and the European Union (EU) on Wednesday called on Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah at his office in Kabul.
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‘Electoral reforms require practical steps from rulers’

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Apr 23, 2015 - 18:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Thursday urged the Wolesi Jirga to call for practical steps from government leaders regarding electoral reforms.
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Analysts paint bleak picture of unity govt’s performance

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Apr 06, 2015 - 11:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Painting a bleak picture of unity government’s one year performance, political analysts believe the incumbent government has virtually wasted its first year.
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ACSEN voices concern at delay in electoral reforms

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Mar 30, 2015 - 17:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Civil Society and Election Network (ACSEN) on Monday voiced its concern at the selection of the newly-created reform panel members and the delay in initiating the task.
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Possible election delay worries reform panel member

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Mar 28, 2015 - 14:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has said without fundamental reforms in electoral panels, no elections will take place in the country.
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