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IECC Names 19 Disqualified PC Runners

KABUL - The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Monday announced the names of 19 provincial council candidates removed from the final list.They are Rehana Pajohish from Bamyan; Syed Sharafatullah Aslami, Zabihullah Mukhlis and Hamidullah Jaijoon from Badakhshan; Syed Mohammad Bashir Niazai from Jawzjan; Niamatullah Amiri from Daikundi; and Saifur Rahman Rahmani from Samangan. Also struck o ...

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Civil Society Claims Fines for Candidates Too Small

Kabul- Civil society activists on Monday claimed that the fines mandated by the Election Law for violations were insignificant amounts, making it easy for candidates to pay the fines and continue their wrongdoing. Based on the election law, the candidates are allowed to spend no more than 10 million on their campaigns. Going beyond this amount is a violation of the election law, and the Electoral Complaints ...

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Hezb-E-Islami Endorses Helal in Presidential Election

KABUL - The Hezb-e-Islami insurgent party, led by GulbuddinHekmatyar, endorsed QutbuddinHelal on Saturday to be the next Afghan president, according to a representative of the party.  The decision was taken during a meeting attended by members of the Hezb-e-Islami party, representative GhairatBaheer told TOLOnews. "Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan today officially decided and confirmed the candidacy of QubuddinHel ...

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24 Polling Centers of 414 Will Be Open on Elections Day: MoI

KABUL - Twenty four of 414 polling centers which were previously to be closed due to security threats will be open on election day, the Ministry of the Interior said on Sunday."Twenty four of 414 polling centers which was announced would likely remain closed on election days, will be open. The polling centers are in Ghour, Badakshan and Kapisa province," the ministry's spokesman, SediqSedddiqi, said. "The p ...

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A Right Measure Taken by the ECC

In a rightly punitive action against candidates violating electoral rules, the Electoral Complaints Commission referred presidential candidate Daud Sultanzoi to the General Attorney Office and issued a 50,000 AFs fine against Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, another presidential candidate. The ECC officials said Mr. Sultanzoy has threatened a private TV channel’s reporter, and thus, has been referred to the judicial ...

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More Women in PaktiaLikely to Vote

GARDEZ - More women are likely to participate in the upcoming presidential and provincial council elections in southeastern Paktia province, realising importance of the ballot, local officials said on Monday. Women’s councils were active in 8 of the 13 districts of the province and thus females in far-flung districts would be able to vote, Women’s Affairs Director NasrinOryakhel told Pajhwok Afghan News. Sh ...

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The Role of Women in the Upcoming Elections

Ahead of another election in Afghanistan, the role of the women in taking part for shaping the future of the country is once again highlighted. Civil organizations and activists campaigning for women’s rights have organized a ‘national conference of women’ with the aim to review to role and participation of women in the upcoming elections. Afghanistan once again needs active participation of the women in th ...

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A Momentous Day for the Election Process

On Sunday, the presidential candidates officially started a two-month campaigning amidst sentiments of hopes and concerns to the future of the country. A handful of the candidates began their campaigning with lavish parties and speeches to their followers while activities of many other candidates were not very visible on the first day of the election campaigning. The electoral campaigns began with the first ...

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Kicking off the Election Campaigns

The presidential candidates are to formally kick-off their election campaigns on Sunday. With the beginning of the election campaigns, the process of presidential elections enters a crucial phase during which the candidates will promote their programs and sell their agenda to the people. The campaign season comes at a time when the country is experiencing a hard time as the country is entering an uncertain ...

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Assurance on Election Security amid Increased Violence

Afghan officials assured on Saturday that the Afghan forces will be able to provide security for the vast majority of polling stations in the forthcoming presidential elections. The officials who have provided a plan for security arrangements for the upcoming elections to the electoral authorities is ensuring has also said that more than four hundred polling centers would remain closed due to insecurity. Th ...

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Hikmatyar’s Surprise Shift

In a momentous turnover, Gulbuddin Hikmatyar, the leader of Hizb-e Islami party called on his followers and party members to take part in the upcoming presidential and provincial council elections in Afghanistan. Hikmatyar’s Hizb-e Islami militants have been fighting US-led NATO and Afghan security forces after the overthrow of Taliban regime in 2001. His surprise and contradictory move is coming after his ...

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The Prospect of Elections’ Security

In recent days, there has been a wave of violence across the country which is suggesting that the security is deteriorating ahead of NATO withdrawal and the April elections. During the beginning days of 2014, the Taliban militants have organized multiple bombings and suicide attacks in the capital Kabul and across the country. In a stunning news, the media reported arrest of an 8-year girl who aimed to carr ...

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Policewomen Ready for Election Duty

KABUL (Pajhwok): Policewomen are fully prepared to perform their duties as well their male counterparts during the April elections, officials said on Tuesday.Around 25,000 policewomen have been trained to deal with security threats during the polls. Another 1,392 will be trained in coming months to ensure peaceful elections. Senior Ministry of Interior official Brig. Gen. HikmatShahi told Pajhwok Afghan New ...

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Election Materials Being Sent to Provinces

KABUL -: As preparations for next year’s vote continue, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said it had started sending non-sensitive materials to provinces.IEC Secretary ZiaulHaqAmarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the materials, including booths, were being transported to four central provinces -- Kapisa, Parwan, Wardak and Logar. The process would be completed on January 15, the secretary sa ...

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Opinion Polls and the Elections

As Afghanistan is moving towards its very first practice of peaceful power transfer in its history, there are watchful eyes in the media and civil organizations monitoring the election process. A recent poll conducted jointly by TOLOnews and ATR casts a glimpse on what the people are going to decide for the future of the country in the forthcoming April’s presidential elections. According to the polls, ther ...

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Hindu and Sikh Minorities Betrayed

In an unexpected move, the Afghan parliament rejected the proposal of the government for reserving a seat for Hindu and Sikh minorities in the lower house of the parliament. This is the second time that the lawmakers in the parliament oppose a reserved seat for these minorities. Months, before, it had rejected an article of the draft of the election law that had allocated a reserved seat for Hindus and Sikh ...

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A Cycle of Defiance and Tensions

President Hamid Karzai once again asserted on his position that he is not going to sign the bilateral security agreement, saying that the US was behaving like a colonial power. He lashed out at American pressures for signing the security agreement that was endorsed recently by an Afghan tribal elder’s assembly, the Loya Jirga. Karzai’s criticism of US pressures comes just after his trip to Tehran where he a ...

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The Prospect of Afghanistan’s Political Transition

Abdul Ahad Bahrami - As the upcoming elections in Afghanistan are getting closer, there are still concerns that there may be a flawed election next year or even the process of political transition may derail. All the concerns and fears are justified to some degree. Still, there are quite reliable evidences to conclude that such predictions are not likely to happen and Afghanistan’s future elections would no ...

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Government’s Assurance of Holding Election on Time

President Karzai’s spokesman has rejected reports that the President had proposed to the Independent Election Commission to consider delaying the election date due to adverse weather in some parts of the country. There were reports quoting Yousof Nuristani, the head of the IEC, briefing the parliament that there are concerns about bad weather in some mountainous areas of the country; and because of complain ...

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The Vetting Process of Candidates

The registration process of the presidential candidates ended formally on Sunday. Many of the presidential hopefuls registered with the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in the last hours of the registration period before the planned deadline. According to the reports, 22 people registered for running in the presidential election by the registration deadline on Sunday night. On the final day of candidat ...

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