Democracy International just issued the following press release.
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AUTHORITY OF AFGHAN ELECTION INSTITUTIONS SHOULD BE RESPECTED
Kabul, Nov 28 – U.S.-based Democracy International, which deployed 80 international observers to September’s parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, on Sunday called on all Afghan and international stakeholders, including the Government of Afghanistan, to respect the final results announced by Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC).
On Wednesday, November 24,...
October 16, 2010
KABUL, Oct 16 – The Electoral Complaints Commission has apparently extended the period candidates are permitted to respond to complaints the ECC has sustained against them from three to five days. The ECC told a news conference Saturday that “in the interests of justice the ECC is giving the candidates in question personal notice of the charges agains t them and is granting them five days from the time they are notified to defend themselves against the allegations.” The...
October 06, 2010
Kabul, Oct 7 – We’ve just released an updated interactive map illustrating the provinces where polling centers didn’t open. The map shows how much the IEC had to scale back its plans to open polling centers in the north of the country, as well as in the troubled province of Ghazni in the center of the country. Ghazni was hit by a wave of pre-election violence and intimidation: one candidate was beheaded while another escaped an attack by armed men a few days before the...
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