Noticias

Plan to classify electoral districts finalized: Faisal

27 Jul 2017
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok Afghan News

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) office on Thursday said the plan to classify electoral constituencies in districts was being referred to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) within a week after its finalization.

CEO spokesman Javid Faisal told a press conference here that the upcoming Wolesi Jirga and district council elections would be managed through needed technology and legal procedures to purchase the technology had been completed.

IEC Announces Election Date: July next year

22 Jun 2017
Afganistán
Fuente: 
ToloNews

The IEC has announced the election date for parliamentary and district council elections – 7 July 2018.   Addressing a press conference on Thursday afternoon, IEC chief Najibullah Ahmadzai said work is underway to ensure a free and fair election. Ahmadzai said the IEC has learnt much from past elections and that because of the war there are problems.  He said however, that government needs to focus on vulnerable areas in order to hold successful elections.

Massoud to Ghani: You have got no right or power to fire me

18 Abr 2017
Afganistán
Fuente: 
1News

Ahmad Zia Massoud on Tuesday strongly reacted to his dismissal as President Ashraf Ghani's Special Representative on Reforms and Good Governance.

On Monday, President Ghani in a decree ordered the dismissal of Zia Massoud and dissolved his position. The decree didn’t make clear why the move was taken.

Rejecting his dismissal, Massoud suggested that his appointment to the post came following a codified deal with the president.

“You (Ghani) have got no right or power to fire me,” Massoud said at a press conference in Kabul.

Ghani orders committee to start work on selection of election commission members

24 Sep 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Khaama Press

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has instructed the selection committee which was formed to select new members for the election commissions of Afghanistan.

Deputy presidential spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazvi told reporters that the committee was instructed to start with the approval of the election law by the President.

Murtazvi further added that the leaders of the government organized a meeting in ARG Presidential Palace today to discuss the financial and security arrangements for the elections.

La democracia en Afganistán puede esperar

14 Sep 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
El mundo

Mustafa Mosadiq es el responsable en funciones del Departamento Electoral de Qala-e-now, la capital de la provincia de Badghis, en el noroeste de Afganistán, donde las tropas españolas estuvieron desplegadas durante siete años. Cuando se le pregunta en qué consiste su trabajo ahora, contesta con cara de circunstancias: "No tenemos electricidad, así que casi no podemos utilizar los ordenadores, ni disponemos de internet". Resumiendo, que poco pueden hacer.

Two Years After Controversial Afghan Elections, Promised Reforms Remain Stalled

12 Ago 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Voice of America

Afghanistan was on the brink of a civil war when both presidential candidates claimed victory in the 2014 run-off election, which outside observers called flawed by fraud and irregularities led to a contested result.

The impasse was only resolved after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brokered a compromise power-sharing agreement and a pledge to reform the country's electoral system.

Another hurdle for elections in 2016: MPs reject presidential decree on electoral commissions

17 Jun 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Afghanistan Analysts

Had MPs approved the presidential legislative decree ‘reforming’ the electoral commissions, Afghanistan would now be significantly closer to holding parliamentary and district elections. (And the National Unity Government could have claimed to be pushing forward on electoral reform, something required by the agreement that established it.) However, after three days of ill-mannered discussion, MPs roundly rejected the decree. AAN’s Salima Ahmadi, Ali Yawar Adili, Lenny Linke and Kate Clark report on what happened and why – and what could happen next.

IEC Says it will Announce Election Date Amid Reform Controversy

16 Jun 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
ToloNews

The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) said Thursday that the election management body is preparing to announce the schedule for the parliamentary and district council's elections.

This comes a week after the Afghan parliament rejected a presidential legislative decree on electoral reforms, a decision that has sparked strong reactions among the election monitors.

The IEC said the it has been trying to start talks with the government and international donors to secure the budget for the elections.

Pro-Reform MPs Blame Circles in Govt For Decree Rejection

15 Jun 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
ToloNews

Pro-reform MPs and members of election monitoring groups on Wednesday claimed that certain elements within the government and the Independent Election Commission (IEC) plotted to disrupt the approval of President Ashraf Ghani's legislative decree on election reforms.

The statements come two days after parliament failed to vote on a crucial presidential legislative decree on election reforms in the wake of continued calls both by the Afghan people and the international community.

Rejection of Decree a Setback for Electoral Reforms: Ghani

14 Jun 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
ToloNews

President Ashraf Ghani in a statement on Monday said that the rejection of the decree by the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) was a setback for electoral reforms.

"With complete respect to the authority of the Wolesi Jirga, the government and the people expected the MPs to propose amendments for the legislative decree and then approve it so that the reforms process would be completed and elections could be held," Ghani's office said in a statement.

Wolesi Jirga Rejects Reforms Decree

13 Jun 2016
Afganistán
Fuente: 
ToloNews

MPs in the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Monday rejected President Ashraf Ghani's legislative decree on electoral reforms.

Only 27 MPs voted in favor of the decree.

"This is our authority to amend any law. We should try to shoulder our responsibility properly," said MP Hafiz Mansour.

A number of MPs said the reason behind rejecting the decree was the interference from a number of circles inside government and from a number of lawmakers as they do it for their own benefit.

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.

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