Noticias

NUG Blasted For Not Introducing MoD, NDS Nominees

03 Mayo 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
ToloNews

A number of political and military analysts on Tuesday lashed out at the National Unity Government (NUG) for not yet introducing its choice of Minister of Defense (MoD) and head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) to parliament.

This comes after President Ashraf Ghani said last week at a joint session of parliament that he would introduce nominees for the MoD and NDS soon.

NUG Slammed For Ongoing Delay In Bringing About Electoral Reforms

30 Abr 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
ToloNews

The Election Reform Commission (ERC) and election monitoring groups on Saturday slammed the National Unity Government for its continued reluctance to implement the reform process in the election law.

They said that no body or individual is allowed to justify continued obstructions in the way of the reform process.

Election Watchdogs, Political Parties Blast Govt For Not Bringing Reforms

17 Abr 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
ToloNews

Election watchdog organizations and political parties on Sunday said that government has failed to bring about electoral reforms.

They said this was unacceptable.

According to them, the continuation of war and insecurity should not deter government from bringing electoral reforms.

They said that playing games with the issue of electoral reforms is playing games with the fate of the people of Afghanistan.

Govt Vows To Hold Parliamentary Elections On Time

12 Abr 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
ToloNews

Amid concerns over a delay in parliamentary polls, the Presidential Palace on Tuesday said elections will be held on time.

"Government is committed to bringing reforms in elections and it will try to hold the parliamentary elections at its scheduled time," said President Ashraf Ghani's deputy spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi.

Meanwhile, some senators and political electoral watchdog officials said they were concerned over a delay in holding parliamentary elections in the country.

Govt Blasted For Not Sending Reform Decree To Parliament

10 Abr 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
ToloNews

A number of senators and MPs on Sunday criticized government for what they called a delay in sending President Ashraf Ghani's decree on election reforms to the two houses of parliament – Wolesi Jirga and Meshrano Jirga.

"Election is an important matter for Afghanistan. The government leaders lack a strong will in this regard. The gap between government and the people will increase if this prevails," said Senator Nadir Baloch.

Senate Urges Govt To Send Decree On Electoral Reforms To Parliament

05 Abr 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
ToloNews

The Meshrano Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) in its plenary session on Tuesday called on government to send the presidential decree on electoral reforms to parliament.

A number of senators alleged that the government is not interested in bringing about electoral reforms.

They said that it has been almost a month since the decree was issued but it has not been sent to parliament so far.

Watchdog Criticizes Recent Changes In Selection Committee

04 Abr 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
ToloNews

Afghanistan Civil Society Network for Elections (ACSEN) on Monday criticized the recent changes made in the Election Commissions' Selection Committee and called it was against the proposed draft provided by the Special Electoral Reform Commission (ERC).

Members of the committee said merit and impartiality principles have not been taken into consideration in the Selection Committee.

Govt Fails To Bring Electoral Reforms: FEFA

30 Mar 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
ToloNews

Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) said on Wednesday government has failed to bring about electoral reforms.

"The National Unity Government (NUG) failed to bring about electoral reforms last year," said Ahmad Yusuf Rashid, Chief Executive Director of FEFA. He hoped that the government will not fail again this year.

The foundation urged leaders of the NUG to put aside their differences and work for electoral reforms.

The organization urged government to keep their political affiliations separate from the election council's selection committee.

Nuristani's Resignation Will Speed Up Election Reforms: Rahimi

27 Mar 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
ToloNews

Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani's resignation as chief of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) is expected to intensify electoral reforms, said the Chief Executive's office on Sunday.

In addition, Mujiburrahman Rahimi, Spokesman for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah, said that those who do not have the background for any particular job should not be assigned to other government positions.

He also said those involved in the electoral crisis in Afghanistan in 2014 should be prosecuted.

President asked to remove election commissioners

04 Feb 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Participatory Democracy for Afghanistan (PDFA) on Thursday asked President Ashraf Ghani to remove commissioners on the two electoral bodies as soon as possible.
PDFA said reforms in laws and the electoral regime were a vital part of the national unity government agreement.
Asadullah Mohseni, head of PDFA, told a news conference in Kabul that the electoral system could not be reformed despite efforts of the Electoral Reform Commission (ERC) that had shared its two sets of suggestions about reforms with the Presidential Palace.

Watchdog concerned at inordinate delay in elections

30 Ene 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok

KABUL (Pajhwok): An election watchdog said on Saturday the process of reforms had been stymied by the Wolesi Jirga’s rejection of the presidential decrees cleaning up the electoral system.

The deadlock hasspawned multiple challenges to the conduct of future parliamentary elections and hanged as a big question mark over the national unity government’s legitimacy.

Announcement of election schedule illegal: SJM

21 Ene 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Social Justice Movement (SJM) on Thursday termed the Independent Election Commission (IEC)’s date announcement for the parliamentary and district council elections as “illegal and unjustifiable.”

The civil society group said the announcement had hurt people’s trust over the unity government regarding reforms in the county’s electoral system and holding new elections by fresh election commissioners under a transparent system.

Stability party wants fresh polls after electoral reforms

19 Ene 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok

KABUL (Pajhwok): The newly-formed opposition party, Security and Stability Council (SSC), on Monday said it would not participate in future elections until electoral reforms were implemented.

Earlier in the day, Independent Elections Commission (IEC) Chairman Yousuf Nuristani told a news conference in Kabul that the panel was technically prepared to hold the delayed parliamentary election on October 15, 2016.

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