September 17, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday called on the Afghan government to strengthen humans rights efforts in preparation for presidential elections in April 2014 and the departure of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in late 2014. Pillay characterized this ...[read more]
October 20, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday agreed to a runoff election against challenger Abdullah Abdullah after the UN-backed Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) announced Monday that it had invalidated election results from 210 polling stations in Afghanistan's disputed August presidenti... ...[read more]
October 19, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Khalid Sekander: Mr. Barakzai resigned from the Electoral Complaint Commission (ECC) because he views foreign interference as a negative consequence to the Afghan democratic experiment. Meanwhile, Peter Galbraith, former deputy of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA... ...[read more]
October 13, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
One of the two Afghans on the UN-backed Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) resigned on Monday, citing foreign interference. The panel is tasked with investigating the allegations of fraud surrounding the disputed August presidential elections. Maulavi Mustafa Barakzai's resignat... ...[read more]
September 6, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Saturday that it is doing its job faithfully and impartially in an attempt to reassure the Afghan public amid allegations of voter fraud in the recent presidential election. The remarks are mainly in response to complaints by Abdullah Abd... ...[read more]
September 18, 2005
by Kate Heneroty
Afghans voted in their first parliamentary elections in decades Sunday, without the significant violence feared by officials. Anti-government Taliban fighters had agreed not to attack civilian voters, but warned people to stay away from areas where militants may attack security forces and foreign ...[read more]
February 24, 2005
by Chris Buell
Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan will likely be delayed until this summer or fall, a UN spokesman said Thursday. The elections were originally slated to be held before the end of the Aghan month Saur on May 21, but a deadline to declare the elections at least 90 days ahead of time has ...[read more]
January 27, 2005
by Chris Buell
Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan set for this spring may be delayed by up to two months due to technical problems, Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah said Thursday. Although many observers have previously warned of potential delays, Abdullah's comments are the first by a government official... ...[read more]
October 24, 2004
by Kate Heneroty
Preliminary results show interim Afghan leader Hamid Karzai has won a majority of the votes cast in Afghanistan's October 9th presidential elections. The results are still being reviewed to eliminate allegations of voter fraud, but early results show Karzai winning 4,105,122 votes, more than hal... ...[read more]
October 12, 2004
by D. Wes Rist
The time limit for complaints about irregularities in Saturday's presidential election in Afghanistan passed Tuesday evening local time. Election regulations stipulated that candidates had until 1330 GMT (0930 ET) to submit complaints to the Joint Electoral Management Body. The JEMB will now inv... ...[read more]

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