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9 ex-election officials released from jail

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Apr 16, 2020 - 19:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nine former electoral officials were released from jail on Thursday after their conviction last year over tampering with election result forms during 2018 Wolesi Jirga elections, a source said. The source, who declined to be named,...
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2 major political parties reject election results

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Feb 21, 2020 - 17:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two major political parties on Friday announced holding ‘million marches’ and rejected the recently announced presidential election results.
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Presidential candidate body demands fresh elections

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Feb 20, 2020 - 16:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Council of Presidential Election Candidates on Thursday demanded revocation of the election results and warned of creating ‘a Grand National Government, if the two leading teams continued their blame-game.
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Final election results today or tomorrow: Source

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Feb 18, 2020 - 16:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): An Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) official on Tuesday said the final results of presidential election would probably be announced later today or tomorrow, Wednesday. The IEC official, who wished anonymity, told Pajhwok...
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Expected today, vote audit yet to be started

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Feb 16, 2020 - 16:09
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): The vote audit process was expected today Sunday but could not be started as yet due to absence of Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) observers, officials said. The special audit of 10 percent of total 137,630...
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Over 16,500 electoral complaints registered: IECC

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Dec 26, 2019 - 15:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Independent Eelectoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Monday announced receiving more than 16,500 complaints, saying the commission is doing its job impartially and according to the law. Zahra Bayan Shinwari, IECC head, talking to...
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IECC may not respond to all complaints, say observers

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Dec 25, 2019 - 16:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): Election oversight institutes believe the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) central office would not be able to respond to all complaints during the determined time if the commission’s provincial offices failed to...
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Wolesi Jirga to intervene in electoral deadlock

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Dec 04, 2019 - 17:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday called the establishment of an interim government as illegal and stressed dialogue, saying the lower house would take action to break the election deadlock. The presidential election was held on...
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Stability and Partnership team vows to defend clean votes

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Dec 01, 2019 - 18:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Stability and Partnership team leadership on Sunday vowed to protect people’s clean votes and would never allow rigging and fraud to decide the country’s future.
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Stability and Partnership election team ask IEC to address its legal demands

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Nov 29, 2019 - 16:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Stability and Partnership election team on Friday staged a protest rally asking the Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) and other related institutions to meet legal demands.
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More than 137,000 biometric votes quarantined

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Oct 30, 2019 - 18:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): Documents show Dermalog company has quarantined over 137,630 votes of the Independent Election Commission ( IEC )’s central server. Dermalog is a German company that provides and operates biometric devices in the IEC. Documents...
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Delay in poll results creating doubts: Watchdogs

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Oct 28, 2019 - 17:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Election Oversight Network (EON) on Monday said postponement of the announcement of preliminary result of presidential election would raise doubts on the credibility of the process. The presidential election was held on...
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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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2 observers killed, many beaten on polling day

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Oct 17, 2019 - 19:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two election observerswerekilled, 20 injured and 26 arrested and released while tens of others were beaten and threatened during the September 28 presidential election, Pajhwok Afghan News has learned.
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Around 100 biometric devices missed: IEC

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Oct 17, 2019 - 17:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) on Thursday said around 100 biometric devices have been missed and the number would probably turn higher. Mirza Mohammad Haqparast, acting IEC spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News that around...
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Initial election result a week later than scheduled: IEC

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Oct 16, 2019 - 17:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) on Wednesday said it would announce preliminary result of the presidential election a week later than originally scheduled citing some technical problems. The presidential election was...
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US backs accurate presidential vote result

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Oct 16, 2019 - 10:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): US Acting Assistance Secretary for South and Central Affairs Alice Wells has supported the Afghan election bodies for their efforts to independently lead a credible electoral process. Wells tweeted: “During my meeting with IEC and...
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Sept 28 election has no winner, say candidates

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Oct 07, 2019 - 18:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Candidates’ Council has accused Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah electoral teams of fraud in the last month presidential election, saying a million votes cast are invalid. The council members held a joint...
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FFEFA head in Paktia denies campaigning for Abdullah

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Oct 06, 2019 - 16:52
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FFEFA) head for southeastern Paktia province has been accused of having campaigned in favor of the Stability and Partnership election ticket in the province. FFEFA is a non-...
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Nearly 2.7 million votes cast on Sept 28: IEC

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Oct 03, 2019 - 21:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) said on Thursday that 2,695,890 people cast their votes at 4,684 polling stations during September 28 presidential elections.
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