electoral process

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 26, 2010

Kabul, Sept 26 – U.S. based Democracy International, which deployed 80 international observers to this month’s parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, said on Sunday it was still too early to measure the effect of fraud but called on the country’s electoral institutions to stay committed to transparently resolving irregularities and tabulating results.

September 19, 2010

Yesterday, Afghan voters in all 34 provinces went go to the polls to elect the 249 members of the lower house of parliament, the Wolesi Jirga. While election day has passed, the counting and tally process is expected to continue through October before final results are announced.

September 18, 2010

KABUL, Sept 18 - Fazal Ahmad Manawi, the chairman of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission, gave a second press conference this afternoon to discuss Election Day after polls closed. Our notes follow:

September 17, 2010

Seats Contested

  • 249 Seats in 34 Provinces, plus one national constituency for Kuchi Nomads.
  • 68 Seats Reserved for Female Candidates
  • Under President Karzai's amendments to the Electoral Law made earlier this year, reserved seats with no female candidates will go to male candidates.
September 15, 2010

In today’s news: Staffan de Mistura acknowledges elections “are not going to be perfect” but suggests they will be “much better than the previous ones”. IEC reports discovery of forged voter cards in Ghazni but says it will not be possible to use them on election day. New anti-corruption prosecutions have “ground to a halt”, NYT reports. Afghan Central Bank will retain control over Kabul Bank leadership “for the forseeable future”.

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.

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