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.”

October 13, 2010


Kabul, Oct 13 - The Electoral Complaints Commission has annulled all the votes cast in the province of Herat for the brother of Herat’s mayor, Muhammad Salim Taraki, and filed a formal complaint against the mayor with the attorney general.

October 05, 2010

Kabul, Oct 5 – The Independent Election Commission said Tuesday it was postponing release of the preliminary election results until Oct. 17. They had originally been scheduled to be completed later this week.

October 03, 2010

Here are our notes from the Ghor Province demurrer Candidates press Conference at the Setara Hotel, Kabul on 03 Oct, 2010 – 11:00 am. These notes are rough, and should not be relied upon as source material. DI presents them as is.

Najab Ali Danish one of the demurrer candidates told the press conference there were 20-22 candidates of Ghor Province, who believe that Wolesi Jirga elections were conducted with widespread fraud and many irregularities.

October 02, 2010

In this update: IEC forwards names of candidates to ECC for investigation. Standoff over Pakistan’s closure of the Torkham checkpoint continues. Karzai says the international community may leave Pakistan “as they left us in the past.”

September 30, 2010

These are our notes from today’s press conference at the Independent Election Commission.

The IEC chairperson Fazl Ahmad Manawi spoke at a press conference today at the IEC headquarters. At the conference he announced partial results for Kabul, Balkh, and Badakhshan provinces. He also said that the results for other 28 provinces have been processed and would be announced soon.

September 25, 2010

In today’s news: Taliban fighters attack NATO base in Paktia province. NATO frees three Afghan journalists detained for contacts with Taliban. NYT suggests “mounting evidence” of widespread fraud in last week’s parliamentary vote.

September 23, 2010

In today's local news: Khost elders unhappy with poll; IEC announces plans to release preliminary results; Badghis residents deprived chance to vote; IEC Media Commission press  conference.

September 21, 2010

In today's local news: the ECC is sorting through nearly 3,000 complaints; more intra-candidate troubles in Baghlan; Herat candidates declare themselves winners; while others differ on poll's transparency; UN and Russian Embassy praise electoral process. 

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