September 20, 2010

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) said in a statement that although violence had marred the elections, the millions who turned out to vote showed "courage and resolve to move their nation toward a more democratic future."

September 20, 2010

A core component of Democracy International's mission is the record of events that our field observers witness at polling centers on election day and in the run-up to the vote. To better visualize and share this data, DI has launched a new project in conjunction with Small World News and Ushahidi.

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 15, 2010

Our long-term observers continue to report their impressions of the pre-election environment; you can read a summary of previous dispatches here.

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.

September 11, 2010

In today’s local and international news: an election observer talks about his job; Karzai speaks out about Quran-burning plan while more protests occur; rockets strike Bagram; Brit ex-Para released from Kabul prison.


Burning Can't Harm Quran: Karzai
Pajhwok Afghan News, Sept 10

September 07, 2010

Here’s a press release announcing the deployment of our initial provincial observer teams. You can also download a PDF version of the statement here (27 KB).



Sept 8, 2010



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