Result and Data

Follow Us

Facebook  Twitter

Leaders and heads of political parties, CSOs and media organizations (members of Electoral Reform Joint Working Group) officially signed the Declaration of Substantive Principles of Electoral Reform in presence of authorized representatives from presidency and Office of the Chief Executive and presented it to the presidency and Office of the Chief Executive.

Ahmad Nader Naderi, chairman of FEFA presented information on role of political parties in political processes and election and said, “Political developments depend on attempts and contribution of political parties and CSOs in political processes. Unfortunately, over the past 13 years the role of political parties was insignificant; whereas, they must have played effective role.” Mr. Naderi added, “The previous elections had bitter and sweet lessons. These lessons can be used to prevent occurrence of problems and challenges in future elections.” He also said that political leaders agreed on reform of electoral system to prevent repetition of bitter lessons of previous elections. Thus, the electoral system of Afghanistan must be reformed According to the agreement made among political leaders.” Mr. Naderi criticized the non-implementation of commitments of leaders of government and said, “by signing this declaration we want to show leaders of government that people of Afghanistan want reform of electoral system and I am hopeful that submission of this declaration to the representative of president and representative of CEO lead to the commencement of a successful political process in this country.”

Subsequently, Mr. Rasheed, the executive director of FEFA presented information about FEFA’s programs on strengthening the role of political parties and CSOs in electoral reform process and appreciated the tireless attempts of representatives of political parties, CSOs and media in this regard. Mr. Rasheed pointed the contents of declaration and said, “Commencement of work of Electoral Reform Commission, preparing voters list, issuance of electronically identification cards, amendment of electoral laws, changing of electoral system to increase the role and participation of political parties in political processes, reforming of the electoral structures and transparency and accountability of electoral commissions were identified as joint principles by Electoral Reform Joint Working Group.” 
Then, Ahmad Zia Masoud, the special representative of president in reform and good governance affairs welcomed the declaration and said, “Preparing of this declaration is a positive step toward paving the ground for fundamental reforms. On behalf of government I welcome this declaration and believe this work of FEFA can pave the ground for institutionalization of democracy in the country.”
The representative of CEO of government was the fourth speaker of this conference. Mr. Sancharaki, the cultural advisor of CEO of government said, “I am very happy that FEFA in cooperation with political parties, CSOs and media prepared such a good document which mentions the areas which need substantive reforms.” Mr. Sancharaki said, “Without electoral reform, no election will be held in the country. We are committed to electoral reform and our attempts continue in this regard.”


Mr. Abdul Ali Mohammadi the legal advisor of president was the last speaker of the conference. Mr. Mohammadi discussed the concerns and challenge of electoral reform and talked on fate of work of Electoral Reform Commission, termination of working duration of Wolesi Jirga and delay in issuance of electronically identification cards. Mr. Mohammadi pointed the commitment of presidency for electoral reform and said, “The Electoral Reform Commission will commence its work within next week.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Download Declaration

After the collapse of Taliban in late 2001, the new government was established; the constitution was codified and the dictatorship was replaced to the democracy and rule of people. However Afghanistan passed four elections cycles within the last ten years it still faces challenges which need to be reformed immediately.

Strengthening democracy and good governance in Afghanistan is a goal of FEFA. FEFA is a national independent civil society organization which is established to observe the implementation of democratic process and institutionalize democracy and good governance in the country. FEFA observes the electoral process, the performance of the national assembly, conducts surveys and researches and do lobbying for electoral reform and women political rights to support the democratic principles in the country.
FEFA conducts a research and will focus on the following issues:
strengthening democracy, good governance, transparent and fair election, role of political parties in the election, women participation in electoral process and etc.. FEFA will collect the opinion of the different categories of the society regarding the mentioned issues. The research will cover all the country and the interviewees will be asked questions about the mentioned issues.
FEFA believes the results of this research will reflex the public opinion on the mentioned issues. The results of this research can be a good resource for the policy makers and programmers to use them while codifying policies, plan or program.
After the research is completed and FEFA could get access to the opinion of people. FEFA will lobby for the results and consider them in its missions especially in the upcoming 2014 presidential election.

Download The Survey

On April 5th and June 14th, 2014, the people of Afghanistan, as their civic duty, twice went to ballot boxes to elect a new President and members of provincial council. The 2014 election was the third presidential and provincial council election after the fall of the Taliban regime and the formation of a new government. The first round of 2014 presidential and provincial council elections was held simultaneously on April 5th throughout the country. From the eight candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah with 45% and Dr. Ashraf Ghani with 32% votes went to a run-off. Dr. Zalmai Rasool and Abdurab Alrasool Sayaaf respectively came 3rd and 4th. The massive turnout at the ballot boxes in this first round indicated that elections, as a democratic process in the country, are gradually moving towards institutionalization and that the people’s appreciation of this process has dramatically improved. With the announcement of the final result of the elections held on April 5th, it was evident that although the two leading candidates of this round, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani won significant amounts of the votes, they didn’t have the required majority to win. Therefore, they competed once again in the run-off that was held on the June 14th, 2014. The second round of elections in Afghanistan was an unprecedented event that people and responsible institutions did not have previous experience of. In the run-off, government officials and many other candidates announced their support for the two frontrunners candidates, gradually changing the dynamics of political rivalry between the two. According to the Constitution of Afghanistan, the term of office for the President is five years and for the provincial council it is four years. The provincial council elections of the years 2009 and 2014 were held together with the presidential elections; however, the one in 2006 was held with the parliamentary elections.

Download Annex  Download The Report

Gardener! You seem unaware of autumn
Alas! You lose your flowers when wind blows
(Farsi poet)
His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, president and H.E Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, chief executive of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan!
Hope more success for H.E president and H.E chief executive of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Almost one year ago the National Unity Government (NUG) established. Over this period Afghanistan developed in foreign politics including peace talks process and promoting the political position of Afghanistan in the world. However, there are some signs of development in good governance too but the government hasn’t taken any practical step in electoral reform section which forms the substantive part of political agreement. The current ambiguous circumstance separate nation from state and increase public distrust on democracy and election. Your silence in this regard enhance ambiguity and public distrust. According to article (64) of constitution president is responsible for enforcement of constitution. Thus, both leaders of NUG promised people and international community to implement the articles of political agreement and fundamentally reform all sectors and sections.
H.E president and H.E chief executive!
We understand that Afghanistan is in a tough and susceptible circumstance. We are absolutely aware of the challenges Afghanistan confront with. We know that currently, the government has more important and vital priorities to undertake but our concerns on future of democracy and election made us to write this letter to you. Apart from what happened in 2014 election everyone knows that you received majority of casted votes of Afghans in both rounds. Afghans and international community welcomed the establishment of National Unity Government in Afghanistan. The establishment of NUG indicated your tact and prudence. You proved your patriotism and desire for not shaping Afghanistan into chaos and war. Your joint attempts for establishment of NUG and commitments for implementing the provisions of political agreement to reform the electoral areas and to prevent the repetition of 2014 electoral crisis is appreciating and undeniable. Those who believe in election and democracy can’t be against democratic institutions. You are the outcome and result of a democratic process. Thus, you believe in election and democracy. Fulfilling of the electoral reform process as the major priority of NUG guaranty the survival of political system, election and democracy in the country. However, negligence in this regard endanger the future of election, democracy and survival of political system in Afghanistan.
Dear gentlemen!
The Independent Electoral Reform Commission was supposed to be established after the inauguration day but it established after months of delay through a presidential decree. However, the commission hasn’t held even one working session its working duration is ended. Over the past one year, no practical approaches have been taken in this regard. Meanwhile, according to the provisions of constitution the parliamentary election was supposed to be held as soon as possible. Due to disagreement on chairperson of the Independent Electoral Reform Commission the commission hasn’t begun its work yet but this issue is not justifiable. We believe, if there is any will for reforming the electoral system and structures; simple issues including disagreement on chairperson of the Electoral Reform Commission can’t prevent commencement of work of the Electoral Reform Commission. The Electoral Reform Commission is the beginning point for electoral reform process which does not have any alternative. On the other hand, given the depth and volume of shortcomings in electoral system and structures only an institution composed of qualified, impartial and elite people can cope with them. After reviewing the shortcomings of electoral system and electoral structures the Electoral Reform Commission must have the competency of developing a national strategy on electoral reform along with binding recommendations to present it to executive institutions for implementation. Given the existed political stand-off in the country, the crisis of legitimacy of state’s branches can increase the depth of problems. Likewise, the urgency mentioned in the constitution for holding the upcoming parliamentary election reveals the need for commencement of work of Electoral Reform Commission. FEFA as a professional institution urge the leaders of NUG to allow the Electoral Reform Commission elect its administrative board itself after establishment.
H.E president and H.E CEO!
We must start today, tomorrow might be very late. Although, security, stability and economic boom are the basic requirements of country but electoral reform guaranty the survival of political system, stability, political development and future of next generations of Afghanistan. Election is a national and historical event. We must not look at this national value from partisan views. The people of Afghanistan seriously expect leaders of NUG to consider the provisions of political agreement including the provisions on electoral reform and commence reforming approaches. Unfortunately, by passing each day, we lose golden opportunities. We must start the electoral reform today. The government must complete and announce the electoral reform package which includes the commencement of work of Electoral Reform Commission, the date of holding upcoming parliamentary election and reforming the electoral system as soon as possible. Such an effort can shape the fragile democracy of Afghanistan on the right track and immortalize the names of NUG’s leaders in the history. On the ultimate days of Ramadan and on the eve of celebrating Eid days hope the leaders of NUG commence the electoral reform process and donate happiness to citizens.
The king who respects his peasants
His wages are legit
(Farsi poet)
Regards
Free & Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan-FEFA
Kabul-July 16, 2015

Curabitur ultrices commodo magna, ac semper risus molestie vestibulum. Aenean commodo nibh non dui adipiscing rhoncus. Aliquam ullamcorper posuere turpis, in feugiat risus posuere vel. Ut velit urna, auctor at aliquam sit amet, rutrum vitae diam.

Curabitur ultrices commodo magna, ac semper risus molestie vestibulum. Aenean commodo nibh non dui adipiscing rhoncus. Aliquam ullamcorper posuere turpis, in feugiat risus posuere vel. Ut velit urna, auctor at aliquam sit amet, rutrum vitae diam.

Curabitur ultrices commodo magna, ac semper risus molestie vestibulum. Aenean commodo nibh non dui adipiscing rhoncus. Aliquam ullamcorper posuere turpis, in feugiat risus posuere vel. Ut velit urna, auctor at aliquam sit amet, rutrum vitae diam.

Curabitur ultrices commodo magna, ac semper risus molestie vestibulum. Aenean commodo nibh non dui adipiscing rhoncus. Aliquam ullamcorper posuere turpis, in feugiat risus posuere vel. Ut velit urna, auctor at aliquam sit amet, rutrum vitae diam.

Curabitur ultrices commodo magna, ac semper risus molestie vestibulum. Aenean commodo nibh non dui adipiscing rhoncus. Aliquam ullamcorper posuere turpis, in feugiat risus posuere vel. Ut velit urna, auctor at aliquam sit amet, rutrum vitae diam.

Curabitur ultrices commodo magna, ac semper risus molestie vestibulum. Aenean commodo nibh non dui adipiscing rhoncus. Aliquam ullamcorper posuere turpis, in feugiat risus posuere vel. Ut velit urna, auctor at aliquam sit amet, rutrum vitae diam.

FEFA

Kartee- 4 Hajari Najari Street, Behind Russian Cultural Institute, House#013

Tel:+93-799 -310664

Web site: www.fefa.org.af

    

Smart Search

Photo Gallery