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November 28, 2010

Democracy International just issued the following press release.

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September 16, 2010

Kabul, Sept 16 – US-based electoral assistance organization Democracy International (DI) today (Thursday) began the deployment of additional Election Day observer teams to fifteen provinces across Afghanistan as part of a 80-person mission to observe elections for the country’s Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament), scheduled for September 18.


September 01, 2010

Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) has strongly condemned attacks on candidates and their supporters in the wake of the deaths of five campaign workers in Herat. The text of their release is listed below.

April 24, 2010

DI recently released 'Consensus Recommendations for Electoral Reform in Afghanistan'. This publication lists 34 recommendations for electoral reform in Afghanistan which are based on a comprehensive review and analysis of recommendations presented by a wide range of stakeholders to Afghanistan's election process.

October 19, 2009

Yesterday, the ECC issued three orders, each dealing with a different aspect of their post-election investigations. Respectively, the three separate orders related to 1) Priority A complaints (i.e.

October 19, 2009

Democracy International issued the following press release today:

Kabul, Afghanistan – At 5PM today, the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) released the long anticipated decision resulting from the audit of  polling stations that met the criteria of its September 8, 2009, audit and recount order.

Democracy International has analysed the results from data previously released and believes  the ECC audit decisions should result in a runoff election, according to Afghanistan’s Electoral Law.

October 07, 2009

As an audit of a sample of suspicious polling stations continues, the prospect of a runoff election is still unclear

The ECC and IEC are currently conducting an audit of a sample of the ballot boxes which meet the criteria defined in the September 8 ECC audit order. 3,498 polling stations meet the audit criteria, but they have decided only to audit a sample of these - roughly ten percent. They’ve separated the ballot boxes into six categories and are auditing a total of 358 ballot boxes.

Six audit teams are responsible for conducting the entire audit.

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