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ETWA WelcomesIEC’s Announcement over the Date for Upcoming Elections

ETWA WelcomesIEC’s Announcement over the Date for Upcoming Elections

Jun 24, 2017 - 09:13

                                                                                                                                                       : Thursday 22-06-2017 

The Election & Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA) welcomes the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announcement regarding the date for upcoming parliamentary elections.

ETWA believes that the date of the upcoming elections should be considered in such a way as to facilitate the implementation of the necessary electoral reforms that to ensure transparency of the elections in order to see better and fraud free elections.

ETWA calls on the Election Commission to attempt strengthening (Transparency, Integrity and inclusiveness) of electoral process in the run-up to the upcoming elections for the purpose of restoring the credibility of the people to the elections.

ETWA also urges the international community to perform its part in strengthening the fledgling democracy of Afghanistan by supporting the observation role of civil society in the election process.