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KABUL (Pajhwok): Political parties and movements have termed the sacking of electoral commissioners as a ‘fair decision’ and have demanded dismissal of the electoral bodies’ technical officials as well.
Holding a gathering in Kabul on Tuesday, around 30 representatives of political parties and groups expressed their opposition to a third time recount of Kabul votes, saying the certain process could pave the way for fraud.

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Jamiat Islami Afghanistan (JIA) party leadership council on Sunday denounced the Taliban’s expectation that the Afghan Army would be dissolved after a peace deal with the US.
The party also said some of its members had joined electoral tickets for their personnel interests.

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan’s Salvation and Stability Council (ASSC) on Sunday declared it would support to a peace process that end the ongoing fighting and ensure justice in the country.

KABUL (Pajhwok):  The acting chief of Hezb-i-Wahdat Islami said on Friday Mohammad Mohaqiq would continue to work as 2nd deputy chief executive.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Political parties’ election observers on Saturday said they would soon share ‘evidence’ about widespread fraud in the October Wolesi Jirga elections in Kabul’s constituencies, calling for reelections in the central province.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political parties and prospective presidential candidates say delaying the presidential vote would be catastrophic, but others justify the delay if it is for the sake of peace and reconciliation.

 

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Grand National Alliance, a coalition of major political parties, on Thursday announced it would soon be introducing a joint presidential candidate.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Head of the Hizb-E-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) has said his party was fully prepared for upcoming presidential election and would not allow delay in the elections, according to a statement on Tuesday.
HIA Head Gulbuddin Hikmatyar expressed the view during a meeting with elders, youth and a number or residents from northern Kunduz province here, read the HIA statement.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political parties welcomed on Monday what they said huge turnout in the Wolesi Jirga elections but also alleged the vote was massively rigged.
Biometric system was for the first time used in the election to ensure transparency but votes were polled at some polling stations without biometric verification due to technical problems in the devices.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Experts predict a man Wolesi Jirga candidate can make it to the Wolesi Jirga if he secures at least 2,500 votes but a woman candidate needs 1,400 votes.

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