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Candidates demand reelection under interim set-up

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Dec 24, 2019 - 18:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Council of Presidential Candidates on Tuesday rejected what they called ‘fraudulent election results’ and called for a national partnership government to conduct the vote again. Presidential candidate Enayatullah Hafiz told a...
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Candidates’ Council vow to disqualify commissioners involved in fraud

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Nov 21, 2019 - 18:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Council of Presidential Candidates (CPC) on Thursday said they would soon announce an alternative strategy in the wake of election crisis and warned to disqualify election commissioners involved in electoral fraud. In a...
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Systematic fraud perpetrators be tried: Candidates

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Oct 24, 2019 - 18:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Candidates Council on Thursday expressed concern over some countries’ interference in the Afghanistan election process, calling for trial of those involved in systematic electoral fraud. Ahmad Wali Massoud, a...
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Won’t accept result, say 6 presidential candidates

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Sep 29, 2019 - 21:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): Six out of 13 presidential candidates on Sunday said they would not accept Saturday’s presidential election result for what they alleged widespread rigging by the ruling contenders. Thirteen individuals contested the election amid...
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ECG to candidates: Respect Election Law

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Sep 24, 2019 - 13:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Election Support Group (ESG) ambassadors met presidential candidates to discuss their role contributing to a transparent electoral process ahead of the Sept. 28 ballot. The ambassadors acknowledged the large number of agents...
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Experts spurn campaign promises as whacking lies

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Sep 23, 2019 - 15:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): Promises by presidential elections contenders are imaginary and inapplicable, leading to a trust deficit between the people and candidates, as well as damaging credibility of the polls, Pajhwok Afghan News has found.
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Symbolic coffins carried to decry ‘death of law, democracy’

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Jul 20, 2019 - 16:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Protesting women candidates on Saturday locked themselves inside cages atop two vehicles and traveled through Kabul roads a few kilometers. The 12 women from various provinces launched their protest three months back against fraud...
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IEC issues credential letters to 17 presidential hopefuls

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Jul 16, 2019 - 18:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) on Monday issued credential letters to 17 presidential candidates and their running mates while one candidate refused to take the letter. The presidential election is scheduled for September 28.
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Presidential candidates warn IEC against violating law

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Jun 10, 2019 - 19:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Council of Presidential Election Candidates on Monday warned Independent Election Commission members of consequences if they performed duty against the law.
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Protesting candidates threaten hunger strike if demands not met

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May 23, 2019 - 17:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Protesting Wolesi Jirga candidates from 12 constituencies term the last year’s polls as ‘a black coup’ on the 31 st day of their strike and warn of initiating hunger strike if their demands are not met. Around 20 candidates from...
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Protesting WJ candidates threaten self-immolation

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May 16, 2019 - 15:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of protesting Wolesi Jirga candidates from 12 constituencies on Thursday called for creation of a special court to address election related cases, saying they did not let police remove their tent last night. Dozens of the...
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President’s stay in office beyond May 22 illegal: Candidates

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May 14, 2019 - 19:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Council of Presidential Candidates on Tuesday said President Ashraf Ghani’s stay in office beyond May 22 was illegal, demanding a caretaker government to take over the helm of affairs after that date.
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Govt accused of seeking SC verdict on tenure extension

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Apr 21, 2019 - 14:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Eleven presidential candidates, saying the continuation of the incumbent government after May 22 would be illegal, claimed on Sunday the Presidential Palace was trying to pressurise the Supreme Court to allow it to work until the...
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5.6m afs candidates’ guarantee money not to refund

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Jan 23, 2019 - 18:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): Preliminary Wolesi Jirga election results show 1,687 candidates have secured less than 1,000 votes and as a result their over 50 million afghanis guarantee money would not be returned. It is worth mentioning that among 173...
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Harakat candidates reject Kabul polls as rigged, fraud

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Jan 16, 2019 - 19:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some unsuccessful Wolesi Jirga candidates from capital Kabul on Wednesday warned of widespread protesta if their demands concerning the initial election results were not addressed. They welcomed the Independent Electoral Complaints...
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New faces make 65pc of top lower house candidates

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Jan 16, 2019 - 16:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): There are 66 women among the 238 top Wolesi Jirga candidates while 65 percent of them are new faces and one among each 13 candidates are affiliated with political parties, according to the initial results. Except Ghazni province,...
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North candidates warn to disrupt July vote if demands ignored

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Jan 13, 2019 - 20:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): Protesting Wolesi Jirga candidates from Baghlan, Takhar, Badakhshan and Kunduz provinces on Sunday warned they would not allow the presidential election in their areas if their demands were not met.
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Paktia appellate court yet to receive accused candidates’ cases

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Dec 24, 2018 - 21:04
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The appellate court officials in southeastern Paktia province on Monday said they had not received the cases of Wolesi Jirga candidates accused of electoral fraud and rigging. The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC)...
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New alliance demand greater youth role in government affairs

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Dec 18, 2018 - 15:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Grand Alliance of Youth and Candidates of Kabul District Councils on Tuesday announced its presence and demanded greater role of youth in the affairs of the country and conduct of district council elections. Qader Shah Qureshi,...
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Mostly new faces find way to Parliament from Kandahar

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Dec 17, 2018 - 18:12
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of southern Kandahar province have different views about winning Wolesi Jirga candidates, mostly new faces, from the province. Based on the primary results the Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) has...
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