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Afghan election: Charges of fraud, interference mar vote count

19 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
The Express Tribune
ISLAMABAD: Afghan election authorities are set to announce preliminary results of the April 5 presidential polls in a few days amid widespread speculations of a possible run-off and allegations of vote fraud.

The country’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) says the result, scheduled to be declared on April 24, will let Afghans know who in all probability will replace President Hamid Karzai.

The real fraud about Afghanistan's election

16 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Socialist Worker

THE U.S. media celebrated Afghanistan's April 5 elections as a success story. The country's Independent Election Commission reported that more than 7 million voters participated in the presidential and provincial council voting, a higher turnout than the 2009 election.

But there's more to Afghanistan's election than met the eyes of the Western press.

Warlords stuffed some ballot boxes in Balkh: official

15 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok Afghan News

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Some ballot boxes have been found faulty after being interfered with by some warlords and their votes are likely to be declared invalid in northern Balkh province, an official said on Tuesday.

The Independent Election Commission and the Electoral Complaints Commission have been recounting votes of quarantined ballot boxes over the past few days in Balkh following complaints of fraud.  

Denuncian irregularidades en las elecciones presidenciales de Afganistán

14 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Agencia EFE

La Fundación para la Elección Transparente en Afganistán denunció hoy una serie de irregularidades en los comicios presidenciales y provinciales en el país, que atribuyó a una "falta de habilidad" de la Comisión Electoral Independiente.

La entidad advirtió en un informe que en varios colegios electorales algunos hombres votaron en lugar de sus mujeres y otras personas lo hicieron hasta tres veces, al no haberse manchado de tinta uno de sus dedos para mostrar que ya habían votado.

Afghan voters turn to social media to fight fraud

14 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
The Express Tribune

KABUL: Fed-up with the massive rigging that took place in previous elections, Afghan voters have been using social media to highlight alleged fraud, and officials are starting to take notice.

Smartphone videos of ballots being stuffed at breakneck speed, voter harassment outside polling booths, and papers scattered in the street would raise serious questions about a vote’s viability in the West.

In Afghanistan, bringing such episodes to light is also seen as a major step in overcoming the corruption that has dogged every election since the fall of the Taliban.

Afghan presidential election partial results expected today

13 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
The News International

KABUL: A frontrunner to succeed Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said his one time rival should continue to serve a role in politics and that he wouldn´t pursue "vengeance" against the man he claims stole the last election.

 

A former ophthalmologist and resistance fighter against invading Soviet forces in the 1980s, Abdullah Abdullah served as Karzai´s foreign minister from late 2001 to 2005.

 

Updated: Abdullah Leads The Partial Results

13 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

 

Independent Elections Commission (IEC) officials announced on Sunday that Abdullah Abdullah is in the lead with only 10 percent of votes counted.

IEC Chief Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani said the results announced today count for 26 out of 34 provinces of Afghanistan, representing 500,000 of the estimated seven million ballots.

According to the results, Abdullah Abdullah is ahead with 41.9 percent with Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai trailing at 37.6 percent, Zalmai Rassoul in third with 9.8 percent and Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf falling behind with 5.1 percent.

Lower House Of Parliament: Limit Fraud And Conclude Fairly

12 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

The Lower House of Parliament on Saturday asked electoral commissions to limit fraud and conclude election results fairly and neutrally.

Lower House Speaker Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi said the house will oversee the activities of both the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) making sure that the votes are not misused.
 
The news comes as the IEC announced Tuesday that they will release partial results of the elections by the end of the week.

Ready for run-off, Ahmadzai rules out coalition govt

11 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok Afghan News

KABUL (Pajhwok): Frontrunner in last weekend’s presidential elections Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai said on Friday he would prefer contesting a run-off election over withdrawing in favour a rival candidate.

In a video message, Ashraf Ghani said partial results from the April 5 elections were yet to be announced, but he was ready if the elections went to a second round run-off race. “God willing, we are the winner and ready if the polls go to a run-off round,” he added.

Majority of Election Result Sheets Arrived Kabul

11 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

 

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) reported on Friday that 80 percent of election result sheets have arrived to their central office. The result sheets arrived in 5,156 security boxes from 13 provinces. The remaining results are to arrive in the upcoming days. IEC is responsible for the review of these documents.

“So far, 84% of the result sheets have arrived to the central office and have been collected. Most of these materials are under process. We can say that 84% of these materials end up to have 5156 TB” Noor Muhammad Noor, IEC Spokesman.

Prejudgments on Elections Riggings to be Avoided: ECC

11 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

 

There is no doubt some frauds and riggings have happened in the elections, but the scale was not as high as the previous elections, secretary of the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC), Nadir Mohseni said on Friday. The scale of frauds would be clarified after the investigations are completed, he added.

So far, 1343 complaints have been registered. ECC has started assessing these complaints since the past two days.

Afghanistan's elections a success for democracy

11 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Despite threats from the Taliban and some irregularities, most observers have hailed Afghanistan’s election as a resounding success. It seems democracy has gained a foothold in the war-torn nation, though the eventual winner will not have an easy job, writes Ali Reza Yunespour.

 

Amidst ongoing threats and pre-election warnings from the Taliban, Afghanistan’s Election Commission (AEC) announced that around 58 per cent of all eligible voters cast their votes in the presidential and provincial council elections on Saturday.

Afghan election officials likely to declare partial results on Saturday

11 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
The Express Tribune

KABUL: Elections officials said on Friday that 80 per cent of ballot papers have arrived in the capital from some provinces and partial results are likely to be declared on Saturday.

In Kabul, ballot papers from all districts have reached provincial headquarters. And 84 per cent of the result sheets have arrived at the central office in Kabul, said Independent Election Commission (IEC) spokesperson Noor Muhammad Noor.

Afghan presidential election provokes more than 3,000 complaints

09 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
The Express Tribune

KABUL: Afghan authorities have received more than 3,000 reports of violations from last weekend’s presidential election, exceeding the tally following a 2009 vote that was marred by widespread fraud.

But just half the 3,103 complaints registered so far will be investigated, a complaints commission spokesman said, since the rest were reported by telephone and lacked the required supporting evidence.

IEC To Announce Partial Results By Week's End

08 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

The Independent Election Commission (IEC ) will announce the partial result of Saturday's elections before the end of this week, according to commission officials. 

IEC officials are now collecting ballot boxes and voter lists from each voting center from around the country.

The IEC has reportedly received 60 percent of the materials from Kabul, 40 percent from Parwan and 70 percent from Kapisa. The transfer process from Panjshir has already been completed.

Afghan presidential election provokes more than 3,000 complaints

08 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
The Express Tribune

KABUL: Afghan authorities have received more than 3,000 reports of violations from last weekend’s presidential election, exceeding the tally following a 2009 vote that was marred by widespread fraud.

But just half the 3,103 complaints registered so far will be investigated, a complaints commission spokesman said, since the rest were reported by telephone and lacked the required supporting evidence.

High Voter Turnout In Insurgent Heartland

07 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

 

Although nationwide participation in Saturday's historic elections surpassed most expectations, perhaps the most surprising success story of voter turnout was in southern Kandahar province, widely considered the birthplace of the Taliban.

Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials on Sunday said they were shocked by how many voters turned up at the polls in Kandahar, and according to security officials, there was not a single attack on any polling centers in the province.

Afghan women in UAE have high expectations from new government

07 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
The Gulf Today

SHARJAH: People of Afghanistan are undergoing a groundbreaking electoral exercise: the presidential election. Expats from Afghanistan in the UAE are excited about the result and the prospects the future president holds for the country.

Women from Afghanistan eagerly await a good result for the best future of the nation.

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