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Political parties want elections in early October

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Mar 06, 2018 - 12:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): Political parties and coalitions on Monday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to avoid making uncalculated stance about their ‘legitimate and democratic’ demands. In a joint statement, the political parties and groups...
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IEC to be purged of fraud-tainted officials

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Feb 12, 2018 - 16:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) leadership on Monday reiterated its resolve to hold elections on time and transparently and promised to remove electoral officials accused of fraud in previous polls in order to restore...
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Sayyad appointed as new head of election commission

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Jan 31, 2018 - 15:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Gulajan Abdul Bade Sayyad has been appointed as new head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) based on the administrative board’s election, an official said on Wednesday. IEC member Syed Hafeez Hashimi told Pajhwok Afghan...
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Hashimi takes oath as new member of election panel

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Jan 16, 2018 - 12:02
KABUL (Pajhowk): Syed Hafizullah Hashimi was sworn in as a new Independent Election Commission (IEC) member by Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Tuesday morning. Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Abdullah, Attorney...
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IEC warns of further delay in parliamentary elections

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Dec 27, 2017 - 15:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): A delay in the appointment of new Independent Election Commission (IEC) members and uncertainty about fate of its secretary may set back Wolesi Jirga and district council polls. In a statement, the election panel expressed its...
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IEC slams govt over not replacing its ousted member

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Dec 12, 2017 - 18:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday hit out at the government over not introducing a replacement to an ousted commissioner. The electoral body also announced sending the draft voter registration plan to the...
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IEC deputy heads, secretary given extensions illegally

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Dec 01, 2017 - 07:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): The services of Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) deputy heads and secretary have been extended for a year in violation of the relevant law. Under the election law, the IEC chairman is appointed for a five-year period while...
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Ghani decrees top election official’s removal

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Nov 15, 2017 - 19:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has removed Najibullah Ahmadzai as head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and Ahmadullah Alizai as his advisor through a decree.
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IEC lacks professional workers: TEFA chief

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Oct 12, 2017 - 19:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): Election watchdog Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) on Thursday said the Independent Election Commission (IEC) lacked professional workers and the problem needed to be addressed soon. TEEFA head, Naim Ayubzada,...
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IEC urges stakeholders to avoid irresponsible statements

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Oct 11, 2017 - 20:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): Breaking its silence about recent criticism by political parties, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said some elements were trying to defame the electoral bodies to serve their personal interests. On Saturday,...
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Some IEC commissioners marginalised: FEFA

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Aug 14, 2017 - 16:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Monday said some quarters were out to prevent civil society institutes from watching the poll panel and some commissioners were being sidelined in the decision-making...
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IEC re-examining polling stations countrywide

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Aug 07, 2017 - 17:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday launched the process to re-identify the exact number of polling stations and their locations in Kabul and some provinces. IEC Secretary Imamul Din Warimach told reporters here that...
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Transparent elections impossible without security: Baidar

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Aug 07, 2017 - 17:21
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said security could help ensure transparent elections, urging the government to pay ample attention to the issue before the upcoming polls. Rafiullah Baidar, a commissioner of...
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21 million voter cards to be declared void: IEC

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Aug 06, 2017 - 20:53
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) commissioner Rafiullah Bidar on Sunday said only eligible people would be able to cast their votes in future elections through biometric system.
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Technology to be used in voters registration, verification processes: IEC

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Aug 04, 2017 - 15:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Friday said the use of technology would be limited to the voters’ registration and verification during the Wolesi Jirga and district council election.
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No financial constraints, says election panel head

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Jul 27, 2017 - 14:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) will have no financial problems conducting Wolesi Jirga and district council polls in September 2018. A meeting chaired by CEO Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, attended by IEC and other officials,...
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IEC has no clear programme, alleges FEFA

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Jun 22, 2017 - 15:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Thursday assailed the poll panel had lost public confidence due to its failure to inform people of its meetings and decisions
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IEC shares election costs’ list with govt

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May 09, 2017 - 19:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday said it had shared a list of expenses with the government to hold long-delayed parliamentary and district council elections. A statement from the IEC to Pajhwok Afghan News said...
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IEC secretary to be named soon

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Feb 28, 2017 - 15:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace on Tuesday said candidates for post of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) secretary were being interviewed and the position would be filled soon. Shah Hussain Murtazavi, deputy spokesman for the...
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IEC consultation meeting discusses transparency in future elections

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Jan 17, 2017 - 16:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission ( IEC ) on Tuesday held consultative meeting with different groups of people in order to provide a credible environment for the conduct of upcoming Wolesi Jirga and district council elections. IEC...
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