Noticias

ECC To Deploy More Employees To Provinces

07 Mar 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

The Election Complaint Commission (ECC) will send five additional provincial commissioners to each province to work in finance, investigation management and complaint evaluations.

“We provided a three-day seminar to 170 members. These educational seminars make participants ready to perform their jobs in the provinces,” Head of ECC Secretariat Sediq Setegh said.

The employees are to work closely with the provincial commissioners to address complaints in regards to electoral campaigns as well as complaints against presidential candidates or provincial council candidates.

Civil Society Focuses on Election Awareness, Cooperation

06 Mar 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

A meeting on Thursday brought Afghan election officials, civil society groups and women's right activists together to discuss election security, voter awareness and election transparency. 

The Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, was also in attendance. She said she appreciated the efforts made by civil society groups in coordination with the government to enhance public awareness about the elections.

A Need To Increase Women’s Role In Decision-Making

06 Mar 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

It is time for Afghan women to put an end to the historic deprivations of their rights and play a more significant role in the society, second vice president to Zalmai Rasoul Habiba Sarabi said on Thursday at a gathering for the International Women’s Day. Additionally, the first vice president to Mr. Rasoul Ahmad Zia Masoud called on women to take a stand in defense of their rights.

ECC Reviews Provincial Council Candidates' Education Records

06 Mar 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

Nine hundred provincial council candidates submitted incomplete educational documents to election officials and 400 do have credentials whatsoever, the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) said Wednesday.

ECC officials reported the figures midway through the public documentation review they began this week to verify provincial council candidates were eligible for the elections.

Qayoum Karzai Steps Down In Favor Of Rassoul

06 Mar 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

Qayoum Karzai on Thursday officially ended his bid for the presidency and threw his support behind former Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul.

Qayoum Karzai - brother of current Afghan president Hamid Karzai - said that he took the decision after consultations with the representatives of twenty-eight provinces.

He asked the people for preservation of the achievements of the past 12 years and to vote consciously in upcoming election, due to be held in April.

Takhar Residents Announce Support for Ashraf Ghani

05 Mar 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

Addressing his supporters in the eastern province of Takhar on Wednesday, Presidential Candidate Ashraf-Ghani-Ahmadzai discussed the issue of good governance and pledged to ensure the construction of a power generation dam on Kakcha River.

"We will seriously work on good governance,” Ghani said.

Ghani's First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostom expressed his gratitude to his supporters and asked them to largely cast votes in the elections.

Deh Sabz Residents Endorse Abdullah

05 Mar 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

In a gathering held on Wednesday, residents of Kabul's Deh Sabz district, announced their support for the candidacy of Abdullah Abdullah in the forthcoming presidential elections scheduled to take place on April 5, 2014.

Addressing the gathering, Abdullah argued that if the Mujahideen were part of the current political system, the security scenario of Afghanistan would have been much better and there would have been no need for the presence of international forces in the country.

Hezb-e-Islami Shura Alliance to Support Rassoul

05 Mar 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

The Hezb-e-Islami Shura Alliance announced its support for Presidential Candidate Zalmay Rassoul on wednesday. Head of Hezb-e-Islami Shura Alliance emphasized on ending corruption and poverty and addressing the issue of terrorism.

“From now on, we are with Zalmay Rassoul and will work for his success,” a prominent member of Hezb-e_Islami Shura Alliance Waheedullah Sabawoon said.

The Hezb-e-Islami Shura Alliance is mostly consisted of the members of Hezb-e-Islami who have separated from the leadership of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan.

Forum on Women's Role in the Next Government

05 Mar 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

The next government should ensure women's larger presence in the government and recognize the importance of women's role in the peace negotiation process, chairperson of Parliamentary Commission on Women's Affairs said on Wednesday in a forum for civil institutions and presidential candidates.

Presidential candidates highlighted women’s contribution in restoration of peace and security in the country and stated that women's rights be institutionalized in the country.

Qayum, Rassoul push alliance to the brink: aides

05 Mar 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok Afghan News

KABUL (Pajhwok): The final result of ongoing negotiations between presidential candidates Abdul Qayum Karzai and Zalmai Rassoul to join forces is expected to be announced tomorrow, an aide to the President Karzai’s older brother said on Wednesday.

Dr. Habibi, who campaigns for Qayum, confirmed to Pajhwok the negotiations were ongoing between their leader and Rassoul, a former foreign minister. He said the final decision on making an alliance between the two was expected to be announced on Thursday.

MoI reassures PC candidates’ security

04 Mar 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok Afghan News

KABUL (Pajhwok): As provincial council candidates embarked on a month-long campaigning, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Tuesday stringent security measures had been put in place for their security.

The ministry asked the contenders to stay in close contact with police during the campaign to avoid any untoward incident.

Provincial council candidates on Tuesday officially kicked off campaigning that would end 48 hours before the voting day (April 5).

Public Involvement In Major Decisions Upon Winning: Ghani

03 Mar 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

Presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani-Ahmadzai said on Sunday that if he wins the presidency, his administration will involve people in the country’s major decisions, and not allow a small circle make key political and economic choices.

“A silent majority is currently in Afghanistan and small circles make the major decisions,” Ghani-Ahmadzai said. We will work to involve all the people in decision making.”

The Stanekzai Tribe Council announced its support for Ghani-Ahmadzai on Sunday.

IECC vetting more nomination papers

02 Mar 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok Afghan News

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said it had started evaluating nomination papers of another 400 provincial council candidates.

IECC spokesman Nadir Muhseni said the commission had decided to start vetting documents of 400 candidates, adding papers of 90 contenders had already been cleared without any complaints against them.

The scrutiny of nomination papers of more candidates begins as only two days are left in the launch of election campaign for the provincial council elections due on April 5.

Support to Ahmadzai swells in Khost

27 Feb 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok Afghan News

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Thousands of people, mostly youth, held a gathering in southeastern Khost province, vowing support to front-line presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.

Arranged by a youth organization in direct cooperation with lawmakers from the province, the gathering was attended by around 2,500 people in Khost City, the provincial capital.

One of the organizers, Ilyas Wihdat, said the youth were a section of the society more enthusiastic to take part in the April elections than others.

Presidential Palace Accused of Election Meddling

27 Feb 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

Some high-ranking government officials are interfering in the election process under the pretext of uniting the candidates or making coalitions, Presidential Candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed on Thursday, while addressing his fans in Kabul Sports Stadium.

"These days, the presidential palace is holding Jirgas. Some candidates maintain their own apprehensions and some are annoyed because the president has not honored his promises," Abdullah said.

Karzai never invited candidates to meetings: Faizi

26 Feb 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok Afghan News

KABUL (Pajhwok): Election candidates have been visiting President Hamid Karzai at their own will and they were never invited to meetings, a presidential spokesman said on Wednesday.

Aimal Faizi told Pajhwok Afghan News a number of candidates had demanded meetings with the president. His remarks come after reports that presidential runners have been visiting the Presidential Palace to enter alliances.

Ashraf Ghani Aligns With National Revolutionary Movement

26 Feb 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

Presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Tuesday spoke to a gathering organized by the National Revolutionary Movement of Afghanistan and claimed elections would be better off overseen by a combination of Afghan tribal elders, religious scholars and youth. 
 
The National Revolutionary Movement of Afghanistan, or Hezb-e Harakat-e Inqilab-e Islami, is a political group headed by Musa Khan Hotak that has publicly endorsed Ashraf Ghani's candidacy. 
 

Meddling in polls won’t be allowed: Alizai

25 Feb 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok Afghan News

KABUL (Pajhwok): The governor of northwestern Badghis province on Tuesday promised concrete steps would be taken to ensure security for the April 5 presidential and provincial elections.

In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Ahmadullah Alizai said an effective security plan was being prepared to ensure peaceful conduct of the election.

Government officials would not be allowed to use the state machinery for or against any candidate, he said, adding seven of 44 polling stations in the province were under security.

24 of 390 Polling Centers to be Open for Voters

24 Feb 2014
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

Twenty four out of 390 polling centers that were previously announced to be close on the elections day will be open, the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoIA) said on Sunday.

In the past few days, the Ministry has launched some operations across the country to clear the threatened areas from insurgency ahead of elections on April 5.

The MoIA spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said the ministry is doing its best to keep open some other polling centers as well and to provide security for the on-going Presidential campaign season.

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