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Insecurity, conflict key hurdles to elections: Survey

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Mar 05, 2018 - 23:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): A majority of Wolesi Jirga members have cited insecurity and conflict as among biggest obstacles to the conduct of upcoming parliamentary elections in a survey released on Monday. One-third members of the lower house representing 29...
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Fair elections to help overcome current crisis: Parties

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Feb 14, 2018 - 21:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of political parties on Wednesday called for this year’s parliamentary elections to be held as scheduled, saying only elections could relieve Afghanistan from its current crisis and challenges.
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Commissioners divided on IEC chief nominee

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Jan 31, 2018 - 00:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite the passage of three months since former Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief’s removal, the electoral body members are yet to agree on electing a new chief. Former IEC chief Najib Ahmadzai was sacked by the president...
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Watchdog pessimistic about timely Wolesi Jirga polls

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Jan 11, 2018 - 20:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Election Reform Advocacy Group (ERAG) and the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Thursday termed the resumption of the Selection Committee’s work against the law.
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KABUL, Jan 08, 2017: Press conference held by Civil society networks, regarding the general status of elections selection committee. PAJHWOK/Bais

Govt’s infighting threatening Wolesi Jirga polls: Watchdogs

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Jan 08, 2018 - 20:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some civil society organizations and election watchdogs on Monday expressed their concern over what they called “unknown fate” of future elections and said transparent polls remained the only choice with the government to get the country out of existing crisis.
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Government afraid of transparent elections: Manawi

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Dec 15, 2017 - 15:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former Independent Election (IEC) chief Fazl Ahmad Manawi on Friday claimed the government had no intention to hold parliamentary elections and was afraid of fair vote.
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IEC has crossed ‘challenging phase’: Abdullah

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Dec 13, 2017 - 18:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on Wednesday backed calls for holding Wolesi Jirga and district council elections on schedule, saying all organs involved should try to ensure the ballot was transparent, fair and timely.
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Country to face new crisis if polls delayed: Sayyaf

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Dec 07, 2017 - 18:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): Veteran jihadi leader Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayyaf on Thursday warned the government of “a dangerous situation” if the upcoming elections were not held on schedule or rigged.
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Existing ID cards to be used in upcoming polls: IEC

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Dec 06, 2017 - 18:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said the existing National Identity Card (Tazkera) would be used to identify and register voters for the upcoming elections.
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Elections may not be conducted on schedule

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Dec 06, 2017 - 18:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): A new schedule for voter registration and list indicates Wolesi Jirga and district council elections will not take place as planned (July 18, 2018). The timetable, whose copy has been obtained by Pajhwok Afghan News, show...
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Ready to participate in next year’s polls: Hekmatyar

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Nov 10, 2017 - 16:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar said on Friday the only way to resolve the current crisis were elections and his party was ready to participate in upcoming parliamentary and district council polls. Addressing...
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No Afghan should be disenfranchised: Hekmatyar

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Nov 08, 2017 - 19:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): Stressing the holding of Wolesi Jirga and district council elections on the given date, Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) supreme leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Wednesday said attempts were being made to postpone the next year’s polls...
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Hekmatyar shares HIA election strategy with IEC

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Nov 04, 2017 - 19:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) on Saturday presented its election strategy and proposal to the Independent Election Commission (IEC), stressing timely and party-based elections. A strong HIA delegation headed by Gulbaddin...
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MMA demands ‘new faces’ in electoral bodies

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Nov 02, 2017 - 17:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Mehwar-i-Mardom Afghanistan (MMA) party on Thursday demanded of the government to appoint ‘fresh faces’ to the electoral bodies.
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UNAMA backs efforts to have credible 2018 polls

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Oct 25, 2017 - 20:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Wednesday welcomed electoral bodies’ commitment to continuing sustained consultations with stakeholders. The mission welcomed the holding of the Second National Election Forum and...
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Government unwilling to hold transparent elections: Ahadi

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Oct 22, 2017 - 20:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): Jabha-i-Melli Nawin political party leader Anwarul Haq Ahadi on Sunday once again accused the government of having no intention to conduct free and fair elections to the Wolesi Jirga and district councils next year.
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Unity govt has no intention to hold polls: Watchdogs

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Oct 18, 2017 - 18:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Election watchdogs on Wednesday claimed the unity government “has no intention to hold Wolesi Jirga and district council elections despite announcing a date.
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Only reforms can salvage future elections: Rabbani

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Oct 16, 2017 - 18:28
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Jamiat-i-Islami Afghanistan (JIA) party leader and acting foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani on Monday said only reforms could enable election officials to hold next year’s Wolesi Jirga and district council polls in the specified time
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53pc of Afghans willing to vote in upcoming polls: survey

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Oct 09, 2017 - 19:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): A new survey shows 53 percent of people want to participate in the upcoming elections while 41 percent believe the election bodies lack the capacity to hold polls.
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Fair vote to help avoid bitter past experiences: CEO

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Oct 09, 2017 - 17:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said the national unity government is committed to holding “transparent and “fair elections” to avoid bitter experiences of the past. Chairing a Cabinet meeting here,...
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