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IEC begins votes recount, audit despite opposition from election team

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Nov 09, 2019 - 17:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) begins the vote recount process despite opposition from the Stability and Partnership team, according to a statement from the election body. IEC has asked observes to be present on due...
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Election bodies to conduct audit, recount of 8,494 polling stations

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Nov 06, 2019 - 23:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News reliably learned on Wednesday that the votes of 8,494 polling stations will be audited and recounted. According to a document, most of the identified polling stations that will be audited and recounted are in the...
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13 candidates contesting Saturday presidential polls

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Sep 27, 2019 - 12:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan ’s presidential elections will be held tomorrow (Saturday) in which 14 candidates contesting to become the next president.
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Concerns voiced over insecurity as voter registration begins

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Jun 08, 2019 - 19:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The election commission on Saturday launched a 20-day voter registration process for the upcoming presidential election countrywide but people see the growing insecurity as a major challenge to the Sept 28 poll. Local officials in...
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ESG welcomes new IEC, IECC commissioners

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Mar 05, 2019 - 21:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Election Support Group (ESG) on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of new electoral commissioners and secretaries in a statement. The ESG statement said it noticed the consultative process on the selection, in which the government...
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IEC wants TEFA prosecuted over ‘baseless’ allegations

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Jan 12, 2019 - 18:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) on Saturday dismissed as ‘baseless’ a Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) report that alleged corruption was preventing the commission from announcing the Wolesi Jirga...
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Political parties’ observers demand reelections in Kabul

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Jan 05, 2019 - 22:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Political parties’ election observers on Saturday said they would soon share ‘evidence’ about widespread fraud in the October Wolesi Jirga elections in Kabul’s constituencies, calling for reelections in the central province. The...
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Presidential poll: Govt, international community not on same page

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Dec 25, 2018 - 19:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): An Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) official on Tuesday said the Afghan government and the international community were not on same page over the conduct of presidential election on April 20. The IEC official, who wished to...
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IEC declares Wolesi Jirga elections results of another 2 provinces

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Dec 05, 2018 - 10:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) has announced the Wolesi Jirga elections preliminary results of western Ghor and Badghis provinces. Addressing a press conference, IEC head Abdul Baday Sayyad on Tuesday evening announced...
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IEC unveils Wolesi Jirga elections results of 5 provinces

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Nov 24, 2018 - 11:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) on Saturday announced the Wolesi Jirga elections results of Daikundi, Farah, Uruzgan, Jawzjan and Bamyan provinces. Addressing reporters IEC Head Abdul Baday Sayyad announced the names of...
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Rigging: Kuchi candidates threaten to boycott future polls

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Nov 14, 2018 - 18:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Wolesi Jirga candidates from the Kuchi (nomads) tribe on Wednesday claimed the elections in their electoral zone were rigged and warned to boycott future polls if their claims were not investigated and addressed. More...
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Lawmakers say 3 vice-presidents against the Constitution

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Nov 10, 2018 - 17:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Wolesi Jirga or lower house members on Saturday said introducing three vice-presidents was against the law and asked the Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) to act about the issue according to the law. On Thursday,...
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Joint Press Statement Afghanistan 2018 Parliamentary Elections

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Nov 05, 2018 - 18:08
Kabul - Afghan people created some beautiful and unique images in this year’s parliamentary elections, images of practicing democracy and a strong will to determine their fate and a positive change toward development of the country. Alongside the voters, more than 11400 observers were deployed in 33 provinces by a group of civil society organizations including: Training Human Rights Association for Afghan Women ( THRA), Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA), Election and Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA), Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA), Afghanistan Civil Society Forum-organization (ACSFo), and Afghanistan Amputee Bicyclists for Rehabilitation and Recreation( AABRAR) to observe the candidates’ campaign activities, and voting and counting processes in the election days.
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Ballot boxes stuffed before elections in Kabul’s Mosahi

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Oct 29, 2018 - 14:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Footages and complaints show ballot boxes were allegedly stuffed at polling stations in Mosahi district of central Kabul province on the election day (Oct 20). According to the Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) voter list, 25,...
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Overall elections were a success in Kandahar: Observer

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Oct 28, 2018 - 20:29
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Though some problems and violations marred the Wolesi Jirga elections in southern Kandahar province, yet the overall process was a success in the province, an election observer said Sunday. Ziba, an election observer in...
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Paktia candidates buy votes with ‘fake money’

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Oct 25, 2018 - 20:01
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): As rumor has it, some Wolesi Jirga candidates allegedly gave people ‘fake currency notes’ to buy their votes during the Oct 20 parliamentary elections in southeastern Paktia province. The claim has been making the rounds on social...
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‘Ballot boxes stuffed in Baghlan’s Tala wa Barfak district’

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Oct 25, 2018 - 15:45
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A number of Wolesi Jirga candidates on Thursday claimed no voting took place in Tala wa Barfak district of northern Baghan province, but ballot boxes were stuffed in some areas. One of the disgruntled candidates, Abdul Samad...
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Baghlan’s Doshi district residents demand fresh vote

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Oct 23, 2018 - 23:38
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents from Doshi district of northern Baghlan province on Tuesday visited the governor’s house here and demanded fresh elections in their areas after thousands failed to cast their votes due to insecurity. One...
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UNAMA encourages eligible Afghans to take part in elections

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Oct 19, 2018 - 16:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Friday voiced on all eligible Afghan citizens to use the opportunity and exercise their constitutional right to vote in the October 20 Wolesi Jirga elections. On the other hand,...
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Biometric devices to be used offline, says IEC

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Oct 10, 2018 - 20:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) on Wednesday said biometric devices will be used offline and no one would be allowed to take smart phones inside polling stations on the Election Day.
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