For Immediate Release
September 12, 2009
As the counting of votes and announcement of preliminary results from Afghanistan’s 2009 Presidential Election proceeds, FEFA calls on the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to emphasize that the announced results are preliminary and subject to the adjudication process.
There have been many reported incidents of violations (irregularities, fraud) on August 20th . The Foundation has shared information with the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) about over 350 incidents worth investigating. In accordance to Article 49 of the Electoral Law, final results can be announced only after the ECC addresses the complaints it has received. To avoid any public confusion, it is imperative that the IEC, through media engagements and other modems of public outreach continues to highlight that the announced results are preliminary and remain subject to the adjudication process run by the ECC. To assist the adjudication process, it is important that the IEC clarify some of the inexistent details about the August 20th Election Day.