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Civil society blasts govt’s plan for Ghazni polls

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Aug 23, 2020 - 17:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Civil Society Coordination Committee on Election has criticized the government’s strategy for holding Wolesi Jirga polls in southern Ghazni province, saying it was prepared without consultation with them. The committee,...
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Voting for Wolesi Jirga speaker goes to 3rd round

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Jun 25, 2019 - 20:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two rounds of voting could not produce a clear winner of the Wolesi Jirga speaker position on Tuesday and the voting went to a third round. After inauguration of the 17th legislative term of the Wolesi Jirga on May 18, an election...
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Failing Kabul candidates hand fraud evidence to IEC

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May 04, 2019 - 17:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some failing Wolesi Jirga candidates on Saturday demanded invalidation of all votes cast in Kabul during the October polls and shared ten types of rigging documents with the electoral commissions. They warned if their demands were...
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Kabul rally wants IEC leadership tried, all votes invalidated

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Jan 26, 2019 - 19:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Wolesi Jirga candidates rallied in capital Kabul on Saturday to press for trial of the Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) leadership and invalidation of all votes cast in the central province during the...
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2 presidential, 4 vice-presidential hopefuls fail in Oct polls

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Jan 20, 2019 - 19:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two presidential nominees and four deputy presidential candidates are among individuals who unsuccessfully contested the recent Wolesi Jirga elections, Pajhwok Afghan News has learnt. The Wolesi Jirga elections were held on October...
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IEC fails to manage polls, say watchdogs, voters

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Oct 21, 2018 - 20:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Election watchdogs and residents of some provinces on Sunday said the Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) failed to manage the Wolesi Jirga elections. Apart from Kandahar and Ghazni provinces, the Woelsi Jirga polls were held in...
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Ballot for Wolesi Jirga election formally begins

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Oct 20, 2018 - 07:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani exercised his vote right as ballot process formally started at 7:00 am on Saturday throughout the country. Voting process for Wolesi Jirga polls began in 32 provinces of the country except Ghazni and Kandahar...
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Campaign for Wolesi Jirga election kicks off

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Sep 28, 2018 - 10:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga hopefuls on Friday kicked off their election campaign banners and placards on roads sides and streets with their pictures and slogans. In line with the scheduled of the Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) the...
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Sons of ex-jihadis, media persons among Wolesi Jirga runners

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Jun 30, 2018 - 19:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): The preliminary list of Wolesi Jirga candidates shows sons of former jihadi leaders, political figures, former government officials and media persons are eyeing the lower house seats in October 20 polls. The Independent Election...
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Ghani orders acceleration of preparations for elections

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May 31, 2016 - 14:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has directed the institutions concerned to accelerate preparations for the long-delayed Wolesi Jirga or lower house and district council elections, an official said on Tuesday.
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APSC wants parliamentary vote held in early 2016

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Jan 02, 2016 - 10:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Protection and Stability Council (APSC) has asked to the government to hold parliamentary and district council elections in early 2016 not between summer and autumn of the next year.
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