The third Afghan presidential election was held on April 2014 with an unprecedented voter turnout. Afghans, despite serious security threats went to the polls and casted their votes. In contrast to public expectation, the IEC failed to announce the results on time, which was the first alarming sign of a flawed process. In the first round, none of the candidates were able to win the majority (50+1) of votes that led to runoff elections. The two frontrunners competed in the second round, however, due to massive fraud, lack of transparency in adjudication of electoral complaints and intervention of government officials in the process, the run-off process brought no concrete results. The electoral commissions (the IEC and the IECC), as a result, lost their credibility to the public and to their national and international stakeholders.
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