Noticias

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.

IEC To Announce Partial Results Of Presidential Election

07 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

Just two days after millions of Afghans safely cast votes around the country, the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) announced on Monday that partial results of the presidential election would be released sometime this week.

IEC officials said votes have been tallied from provinces across the country and are being transferred to the IEC headquarters in Kabul via air transport. Once the ballots have arrived they will verify the count and then announce the preliminary results of the presidential election on April 24.

IEC To Announce Partial Results Of Presidential Election

07 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

Just two days after millions of Afghans safely cast votes around the country, the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) announced on Monday that partial results of the presidential election would be released sometime this week.

IEC officials said votes have been tallied from provinces across the country and are being transferred to the IEC headquarters in Kabul via air transport. Once the ballots have arrived they will verify the count and then announce the preliminary results of the presidential election on April 24.

Polling concludes; vote count begins

05 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok Afghan News

KABUL (Pajhwok): Voting in the landmark presidential and provincial council elections came to a close after an hour of extension on Saturday evening.

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said at least 12 million people had been issued with voter cards. Long queues of voters could be seen outside polling stations.

A total of 6,845 polling stations were established throughout the country but 323 were added later on. Among them, security for 420 polling sites could not be ensured.

Afghans flock to vote for new president despite threat of Taliban violence

05 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
CNN

Kabul (CNN) -- Afghan voters turned out in large numbers Saturday for historic presidential and provincial elections, undeterred by the threat of violence by the Taliban and poor weather.

A heavy security presence in the capital, Kabul, and across the country ensured that the vote went largely smoothly, although some attacks were reported.

Afghan elections: polls close as ballots begin to get counted

05 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
The Express Tribune

The voting phase of Afghan presidential elections has drawn to a close.

The polls come at a time of increased uncertainty for the central Asian nation as American troops look to withdraw from a 13-year occupation that began after the 9/11 attacks. President Hamid Karzai, who has led Afghanistan since the American occupation, is bound by term limits, and will step down after this term is completed. The build up to the election has been marred by violence as the Taliban stepped up its campaign to dissuade Afghans from voting in an election that, it thinks, is a sham.

 

Afganistán celebra una jornada electoral con alta participación e incidentes aislados

05 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Agencia EFE

Afganistán ha celebrado este domingo sus terceras elecciones presidenciales desde la caída en 2001 del régimen talibán, y los primeros indicios apuntan a un elevado índice de participación entre los cerca de 13 millones de posibles votantes.

Los más de 6.000 colegios electorales abiertos en Afganistán han cerrado las puertas a las 17:00 hora local (12:30 GMT), aunque muchos de ellos han mantenido la actividad hasta que todas las personas que llegaron antes del cierre pudieron depositar el voto.

Security Forces Praised For Peaceful Election Day

05 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

Officials from the Independent Elections Commission (IEC), Afghanistan's top security institutions and a number of presidential candidates have applauded the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) for maintaining an overwhelmingly peaceful atmosphere for the millions of voters nationwide who participated in Saturday's historic elections.

The Taliban had promised to derail Saturday's vote, which marked the beginning of the first democratic transition of presidential power in Afghanistan's history, but the day was carried out without any major disruption.

Ahmadzai, Abdullah in lead; run-off likely

05 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok Afghan News

KABUL (Pajhwok): Unofficial results obtained by Pajhwok Afghan News suggest none of the eight presidential runners will be able to reach the magic figure of 50+1 percent of votes.

Countrywide voting in the landmark presidential and provincial council polls began at 7.00am and came to a close at 5.00pm after a one-hour extension in the stipulated time. 

Elecciones tuteladas en Afganistán

04 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Diario Hoy

Los afganos acuden mañana a las urnas para elegir al sucesor de Hamid Karzai, el único presidente que han conocido desde la caída del régimen talibán en 2001. El dirigente pastún se va de la mano de los últimos 53.000 soldados de la OTAN que, después de trece años de guerra en los que la Alianza Atlántica ha sufrido casi 3.500 bajas, finaliza este 2014 una misión durante la que no ha logrado derrotar a los talibanes. Karzai ya ha adelantado que se quedará a vivir en Kabul y no muy lejos del palacio presidencial.

Afghanistan elections: Youth voters 'vital'

04 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Al-Jazeera

Kabul, Afghanistan - The explosion was powerful enough to boom its way over the small, barren mountains covered in makeshift houses that lie in the centre of Kabul and echo over the heads of the throng crowding in to see Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai speak on the last day of the Afghan presidential campaign season. No one in the crowd blinked or even turned their head.

CSTO Foreign Ministers in favor of fair elections in Afghanistan

04 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Kabar

Bishkek, April 4 / Kabar /. A meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is held in Moscow with participation of Acting Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev on April 3, 2014.

The main item of the agenda was the issue of foreign policy coordination of CSTO members on topical issues of international security, the situation in the zone of responsibility and its neighboring areas, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reports. 

Pakistan keeps close eye on vote in its Afghan backyard

04 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
The Express Tribune

PESHAWAR: Posters of turbaned Afghan presidential candidates are rolling off the presses in Pakistan, which will be keeping close watch on the election in its strategic backyard.

Helped by cheaper labour and a favourable exchange rate, printers in Peshawar, less than 60 kilometres from the border, have been busy making Afghan election banners.

“We have been swamped with work for the past two weeks because of the Afghan elections. One candidate has asked me to print 200,000 posters,” said printer Mohammad Sajid.

Despite Taliban threats Afghans prepare to vote in presidential elections

04 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
The Express Tribune

KABUL: Despite Taliban threats, Afghans will line up to vote across the war-shattered country in the crucial elections on April 5.

The crucial elections will pave the way for the country’s first-ever peaceful democratic transfer of power, because the constitution bars the incumbent President, Hamid Karzai, from standing again.

The elections are also considered important for the future of Afghanistan as foreign troops will be leaving the country this year.

IEC Preparations Come To An End, Voting Times Announced

03 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

With preparations for the presidential and provincial council elections finishing up, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday announced that polls around the country will be open on Saturday from 7:00AM to 4:00PM, but that closing time could be pushed back if need be. 
 
According to IEC officials, Thursday saw the final batch of election materials distributed to Kabul districts under secure escort. With that, all voting centers are believed to have been supplied with the designated 600 ballots and the equipment necessary to conduct the voting process. 
 

Will Afghanistan’s elections end the county’s plague of war?

03 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
The Daily Star Lebanon

As it braces for its presidential election in April, Afghanistan finds itself at another critical juncture, with its unity and territorial integrity at stake after 35 years of relentless war. Can the country finally escape the cycle of militancy and foreign intervention that has plagued it for more than three decades?

Electioneering went peaceful in east

03 Abr 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok Afghan News

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The two-month election campaign that ended last night had been undisturbed throughout eastern provinces, residents and officials said on Thursday.

They said residents widely participated in the electioneering for Saturday’s presidential and provincial council polls and there had been no major security incident.

Nangarhar police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the campaign had gone successful and without any security incident in the province.

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