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KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members have welcomed the removal of members of the election commissions and demanded re-election of the lower house simultaneously with presidential election this year.

 

KABUL (Pajhwok): The amended electoral law transfers the task of the previous Selection Committee to political parties and civil society institutes but strengthens President Ashraf Ghani’s grasp on election affairs, experts say.

KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of unsuccessful Kuchi tribe Wolesi Jirga candidates on Thursday welcomed amendments to the electoral law and the dismissal of commissioners.

 

KABUL (Pajhwok): Officials on Wednesday said the election commission’s affairs concerning the Wolesi Jirga elections went ‘unaffected’ after dismissal of the body and new commissioners could decide on the remaining unannounced final results from 17 electoral districts.

KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday issued a decree barring government officials and workers from meddling in the next presidential election, saying anyone who violated the decree would face justice.
A copy of the decree obtained by Pajhwok Afghan News says all government workers should observe the following notes for transparency and impartiality in the 2019 presidential election:

KABUL (Pajhwok): Election oversight institutes on Wednesday said the government’s decision to fire the election commission was ‘hasty’ and ‘politically motivated’ and was made under pressure from foreign and internal circles.

KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday decreed dismissal of the heads and members of the two electoral bodies – the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC).

KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday approved amendments to the electoral law after they were endorsed by the Cabinet.
A statement from the Presidential Palace to Pajhwok Afghan News said that amendments, additions and omissions were made to some parts of the electoral law.

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dissatisfied with the parliamentary vote’s outcome, some residents of eastern Nuristan province on Tuesday warned not to participate in the July presidential poll if reforms were not brought to the electoral bodies.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Election watchdog the Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan(TEFA) has accused the government of trying to engineer elections in its favor by amending the electoral law.
Two days earlier, a number of presidential election candidates and leaders of political parties held a consultative meeting about the electoral law’s amendment at the Presidential Palace.

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