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Transparency urged in nominating selection body

28 Sep 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok

 

Muhammad Hassan Khetab-

Election watchdogs on Monday stressed early nomination of selection committee’s members so they could choose new commissioners on the electoral bodies.

The observers urged selection of honest and qualified people in the proposed committee in order to avoid irregularities in elections and confrontation between leaders of the unity government.

Wolesi Jirga's Admin Board Accused of 'Incompetence'

28 Sep 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

Unhappy with the so-called weak performance of the admin board of parliament, some Afghan lawmakers on Monday claimed that the Wolesi Jirga's board is involved in corruption and that the board was not strong enough to be effective.

Lawmakers also accused the board of being egotistical and hindering lawmakers in efforts to monitor the government.

IEC Close To Submitting Proposed Election Date

12 Sep 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
ToloNews

As discontent continues between the Electoral Reform Commission (ERC) and Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) over reform packages, an IEC official said Saturday that the election management body was getting close to announcing a proposed date for the nation's parliamentary elections.

Speaking to TOLOnews, Aziz Bakhtyari, an IEC commissioner said that the commission was preparing to submit a proposal containing the date for parliamentary elections to President Asharf Ghani within two days.

IEC to Suggest An Election Date Next Week To Ghani

08 Sep 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Tolo News

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Tuesday that they will suggest an election date to President Ashraf Ghani next week, when they deliver the final document on the matter to him.

This comes despite the expectation that the elections will be delayed for another year.

According to Sareer Ahmad Barmak, IEC commissioner, the draft document for the date will be finalized next week and submitted to the president's office.

President Ghani approves most of electoral reform recommendations

07 Sep 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
1TVnews.af

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has issued a decree approving most of the electoral recommendations presented by the Electoral Reform Commission. 

Sayed Zafar Hashimi, the deputy spokesman for the president, on Sunday said that the president had issued a legislative decree approving seven (out of 11) electoral reform recommendations.

ERC releases Afghan electoral reform proposal

30 Ago 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
1TVnews.af

Afghan Electoral Reform Commission on Sunday presented its reform proposal to government.

The package included 11 major recommendations including invalidation of existing voter cards, launch of e-ID cards and ‘parallel’ system of voting where one-third of parliamentary seats shall be allotted to political parties.

Shah Sultan Akifi, ERC’s chief, also said that the package included recommendations over appointments in the Independent Election Commission and Electoral Complaints Commission.

Two members boycott Afghan electoral reform commission

29 Ago 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
1TVnews.af

Two members of the Afghan Electoral Reform Commission on Saturday boycotted the body claiming it was working more for the interests of political parties.

The protesters argued that a plan outside national interest was already imposed on the 12-member commission.

“It should have been a national commission but unfortunately it has been turned out as a multi-party agenda,” said Kawwon Kakar, one of the protesting members. “The parties with their representatives in the commission tried to impose their plan there.”

Afghanistan e-ID cards launch in limbo

22 Ago 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
1TVnews.af

Afghanistan continues to see delays in launching electronic identification cards that was planned some five years ago. 

19 August was set by the ministerial council for the issuance of the cards to begin; however, President Ashraf Ghani ruled it out for some other day.

However, unlike expectations, the president failed to set to a particular even as he chaired regular cabinet meeting last Thursday.

Siete talibán y dos civiles muertos en un ataque contra el Parlamento afgano en Kabul

22 Jun 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
El Mundo

Los talibán han atacado este lunes el Parlamento afgano con varios explosivos y un enfrentamiento armado mientras los parlamentarios se encontraban en una sesión. El asalto ha causado la muerte de siete talibán atacantes y de dos civiles. Además, 31 civiles han resultado heridos, aunque ninguno entre los legisladores.

 

Electoral Reform Commission Decision to Be Announced Next Week

16 Jun 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
TOLO News

President Ashraf Ghani's legal advisor Abdul Ali Mohammadi on Tuesday said that an announcement regarding the special electoral reform commission will be made next week after all stakeholder comments have been heard.

 

"Next week the special electoral reform commission will be announced," Mohammadi said.

 

However, the cultural advisor to the executive director, Sayed Fazil Aqa Sancharaki, said that there are certain circles within the presidential palace and the CEO's office that are preventing government reforms from taking place.

 

Parliamentary Elections a Serious Challenge For the Government: Ghani

21 Mayo 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
TOLO News

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told delegates attending an International Contact Group meeting at the Presidential Palace early Thursday that the task of holding parliamentary elections was a serious challenge for the National Unity Government (NUG) and that government needed time in which to bring about electoral reforms.

 

The cornerstone to Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah's NUG agreement was the condition of fundamental reforms in the electoral system.

 

Abdullah Speaks Out Against Ghani's Approach to Electoral Reform

11 Abr 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
TOLO News

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has spoken out against President Ashraf Ghani's approach to electoral reform, calling the commission he formed last month a violation of the national unity government agreement.

The Chief Executive's office on Saturday said that the work of the electoral reform commission will not start until the commission is formed according to the political agreement made during the creation of the national unity government.

Afghan parliamentary polls postponed amid political wrangling

10 Abr 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’s unity government has postponed parliamentary elections for at least one year as political wrangling continues in the country at a time when the Taliban have stepped up their attacks. Taliban claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in recent days ; the deadliest in Mazar-e-Sharif on the office of the attorney general which killed 10 and injured dozens of people.

Electoral Reform Commission Has Only Advisory Role: Member

01 Abr 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
TOLO News

The members of the special electoral reform commission appointed by President Ashraf Ghani complain that the commission has only advisory role, having no authority to bring reform to the election system.

The deputy head of the commission Sediqullah Tawhidi stated on Wednesday that if necessary authorities are not given to the commission, reforming the election system will be "impossible."

"This is an advisory commission. When the suggestions are unlike to president's wish, they are rejected," Tawhidi said. "We can say this is a weak and advisory commission."

Special Electoral Reform Commission Announced

21 Mar 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
TOLO News

President Ashraf Ghani in a decree on Saturday announced the 15-member special commission on electoral reform as part of National Unity Government (NUG) promises to bring reforms to the electoral system.

 

Female lawmaker Shukria Barekzai is the head of the commission and Sediqullah Tawhidi the deputy head, according to presidential statement.

 

The statement added that the purpose of the commission was to bring fundamental changes to the electoral system and build trust between the people and government‎.

 

Sayed Abbas Kazemi

 

Three Top IEC Officials Removed For 10 Years Each: ECC

11 Mar 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
TOLO News

The Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) has announced the removal of three top provincial level officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) from their positions each for 10 years on charges of fraud.

The announcement came Wednesday when the ECC revealed that 25 permanent officials of the election commission were accused of fraud and violating the election law in last year's presidential election.

No Talks so far Between Ghani and Abdullah on Electoral Reforms: Danish

01 Mar 2015
Afganistán
Fuente: 
TOLO News

The National Unity Government (NUG) leaders have still not agreed on how to bring reforms to the electoral system and the establishment of the special electoral reform commission, a senior NUG official told TOLOnews.

In an exclusive interview with TOLOnews, second Vice President Sarwar Danish expressed that President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah have not met with each other so far on electoral reforms.

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