Noticias

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.

Parliamentary, district council elections set for mid-October

18 Ene 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday announced the schedule for parliamentary and district council elections.

IEC Chairman Yousuf Nuristani told a news conference that the panel made all technical preparations to conduct the election process on October 15, 2016.

He promised mistakes of the 2014 presidential vote would not be repeated. The coming polls would be fully transparent, he assured, claiming the panel had learnt a lot from past experience.

Crisis if parliamentary polls not held next year: Danish

14 Ene 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok

KABUL (Pajhwok): The second vice-president on Thursday said the government was committed to holding parliamentary and district council elections next year based on reforms to be applied.

Sarwar Danish in a message to a gathering in Kabul said the country would face widespread problems if the elections were not held next year.

The gathering was arranged by the Afghan Civil Society Election Network (ACSEN) about electoral reforms.

Timor Hakimyar, a member of ACSEN’s leadership board, called electoral reforms as vital for transparent future elections.

Hold elections before reforms, Gilani tells govt

10 Ene 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Coordination Council of Political and Jihadi parties on Sunday said the government should announce the schedule for parliamentary and district council elections before bringing electoral reforms.

Pir Syed Ahmad Gilani, the council spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News during an exclusive chat the announcement of dates for the elections was more important than changes to the election commissions.

Gilani favoured holding elections first calling it principle of democracy, saying reforms could be introduced in the next stage.

New election commission to manage future polls: CEO

08 Ene 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok

KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday said next year’s parliamentary and district council elections would be managed by a new election commission and stressed that mistakes in previous elections would not repeated.

Fresh from a three-day visit to Iran, Abdulah told a press conference in Kabul that his visit was productive and full of achievements.

Selection Committee Activities Illegal: Nuristani

07 Ene 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

The head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), Yusuf Nuristani, on Wednesday welcomed MPs decision to reject President Ashraf Ghani's legislative decrees on the amendment of electoral laws, and said the Electoral Commissions Selection Committee's activities are not legal.

"The Selection Committee has been established based on a political agreement. We believe that the Wolesi Jirga [Lower House of Parliament] has paid respect to the country's law [by rejecting the decrees]," Nuristani said at a press conference.

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