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.

September 30, 2010

اینکه یک هفته به انتخابات ولسی جرګه پارلمان افغانستان باقی مانده ، ناظرین طویل المدت دیموکرسی انترنیشنل در ساحه در مورد برداشتها و نظریات شان در رابطه به وضعیت قبل از انتخابات ، ګزارش میدهند.


September 22, 2010

In today’s local news: competing alliances are already claiming significant numbers of seats in the Wolesi Jirga elections; Taliban are reported to have been cutting off fingers in Herat; and the governor of Wardak is claiming the election was a success despite security issues in his province.

Opposition Claims Victory in Parliamentary Elections
Mandegar, Dari daily, Sept 22, 2010

September 17, 2010

KABUL, Sept 17 - Two candidates and eighteen election officials and campaign workers have reportedly been kidnapped in three separate incidents the day before tomorrow’s poll.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabullah Mojahed, told the BBC they had kidnapped Wolesi Jirga candidate Mawli Hayatullah in Laghman province on Friday. Local media reports also say that Saifullah Mojadedi – a candidate in Herat province – has also been abducted by insurgents.

September 13, 2010

In today’s news: SIGAR releases new report on “lessons learned” from 2009 elections. NATO acknowledges it may have caused civilian casualties in airstrike earlier this month on a parliamentary candidate in Takhar. Two killed in Logar yesterday in continuing protests against now-cancelled Quran-burning event. The Obama administration plans to scale back anti-corruption pushes in Afghanistan, the Post and WSJ report. Petraeus issues new contracting guidelines.

September 12, 2010

With less than a week to go until elections for Afghanistan's lower house of parliament, DI’s long-term observers in the field have been reporting their impressions of the pre-election environment.