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Disabled Afghans demand facilitation in the polling process

Representatives of persons with disabilities have demanded the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to provide necessary facilities for the people with disabilities in the polling stations and make the polling stations accessible. They also asked the presidential runners to specify their

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Afghanistan's largest nationwide elections surveys done with SMS

With the Afghan presidential elections only a month away, it is more important than ever to ensure an open democratic process across society, and to enable Afghan citizens to raise their voices and use their constitutionally protected freedom of speech.

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Afghanistan’s largest nationwide elections surveys done with SMS

With the Afghan presidential elections only a month away, it is more important than ever to ensure an open democratic process across society, and to enable Afghan citizens to raise their voices and use their constitutionally protected freedom of speech.

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Selling of voter cards, a new thriving business among Afghans

As Afghanistan presidential election looms, concerns are sparking over a fraudulent election process. The next election is due to take place on 05 April 2014, when President Hamid Karzai’s term comes to an end. Of the 27 candidates nominated for

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Minister of Mines and Minister of Information and Culture receive the vote of confidence

Minister of Mines Waheedullah Shahrani and Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen received the vote of confidence from Afghanistan’s parliament after being summoned over their ministries’ budget spending on development. Eleven ministers who failed to spend more

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IEC support for using old registration system receives criticism

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) recently supported the decision of the Afghan government to use the old registration system, citing insufficient budget of the government as the main reason. Afghan political parties have expressed outrage about this stance, warning of

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Afghans to have their first ever electronic ID cards

The Ministry of interior announced on Wednesday at a joint press conference with the Independent Election Commission (IEC) that they would begin issuing electronic ID cards to 6.5mn people before the election in 2014. The purpose of the electronic ID

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