Violations

KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of protesting Wolesi Jirga candidates belonging to Kabul and Takhar province on Sunday demanded invalidation of votes cast in the two provinces and reelections.
Forty protesting Wolesi Jirga candidates told a joint a press conference here that the October elections to the lower house of parliament were fraudulent.

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney General Office (AGO) on Tuesday said it was investigating 187 cases of electoral crimes involving 386 suspects in 22 provinces of the country.

 

KABUL (Pajhwok): Five former and sitting members, including former secretary, of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), have been put on no-fly list, a statement said on Tuesday.

 

CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Some unsuccessful women candidates in the last year’s Wolesi Jirgaelections claim rigging and fraud prevented their victory in the polls.
The Wolesi Jirga elections were held on October 20-21 across the country apart from Ghazni and Kandahar provinces.

KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of protesters in capital Kabul demanded invalidation, halt to the recount of Kabul votes and trial of commissioners and those who committed rigging in the court.
They also warned wide-spread protests if their demand was ignored. The Wolesi Jirgaelections were conducted on October 20-21 in almost all provinces of the country with huge allegations of rigging.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Sentenced to five years in jail, a successful Wolesi Jirga candidate from southeastern Paktika province has been arrested in northern Balkh province while attempting to escape to Uzbekistan.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Ousted commissioners of the two electoral bodies have slammed changes to the electoral law and their dismissal as illegal and politically-motivated decision.
In a statement the removed commissioners hit out at President Ghani’s decision on the amendments and removal of the election commissioners.
Under Article 109 of the constitution, proposals for amending the election law shall not be included in the agenda of the last year of the legislative term.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Over a hundred supporters of unsuccessful candidates staged a rally at the Pashtunistan Watt in downtown Kabul, blocking traffic for about six hours before they were dispersed by spraying water.
The protestors were demanding invalidation of all Kabul votes and conducting re-elections. They further warned to close entry points to Kabul if their demands were not addressed.

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) head for northeastern Badakhshan province on Wednesday accused the commission’s central office in Kabul of being behind ‘doctored’ results from the Wolesi Jirga elections.

 

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC)’s deputy head for southern Kandahar province Haroon Kaliwal claims he was beaten and filmed naked at gun-point by two unsuccessful Wolesi Jirga candidates.
But the accused candidates alleged Kaliwal and other election officials were involved in widespread rigging and the video clip was ‘a plot’ against them to show themselves clean and innocent.

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