KABUL - Strong and resourceful candidates, expropriating government assets and machinery, attempted to influence Saturday's Wolesi Jirga elections, an observer group alleged on Wednesday. Threats, violence and money were widely acknowledged as an effective strategy to win the electoral battle, preventing many candidates from contest the polls freely, said the Asian Network
On Aug.18, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) posted the final list of polling centers (PCs) for the 2010 Wolesi Jirga elections comprising 5,897 PCs with 18,762 polling stations (PSs). To generate this list, Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF), in cooperation with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), led an initial threat assessment to determine locations secure
For the 2010 Afghan Wolesi Jirga elections, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) is conducting an observation mission and analyz- ing the electoral process before, during and after election day. This mission involves more than 140 international analysts and Afghan observers throughout the country. For more information, visit NDI.org and AfghanistanElectionData.org.
View Full Report (PDF) The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) Foundation which is a leading regional election network of civil society organisations was set up in 1997 to promote the process of democratisation and democratic consolidation through elections in Asia and also in other parts of the world. The Foundation has
View Full Report (PDF) ANFREL's second and equally important mission in Afghanistan during the National Assembly and Provincial Council Elections in 2005 was an eye opener to observe the process of former warlords, mujahedin and ordinary citizens running for office. The presence of ANFREL's 26 observers (Long-Term Observers and Short-Term Observers) in
View Full Report (PDF) In the last 30 years, the people of Afghanistan were detached from experiencing elections as a process to practice their political rights in choosing the representatives to organize and manage the country's democratic political system. Being the direct national election to be organized in Afghanistan, the Presidential Election