Concerns of the Free and fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan about the increasing violations in the campaign process

Concerns of the Free and fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan about the increasing violations in the campaign process Free and fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) is observing the campaign period through monitoring election laws, peaceful process of campaign period and availability of equal opportunities for all candidates. FEFA observers also monitors peaceful and safe campaign environment for all candidates.

Free and fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) considers the existence of regulatory bylaws for campaign period a condition for creating equal and fair opportunities for candidates and prevention of the election violations in this period to ensure transparency of the upcoming elections. FEFA appreciates the efforts of involved organizations such as Independent Elections Commission, Media

FEFA’s Press release on lottery of Wolosi Jerga & Provincial Council candidates list Date :( 26th 27th June, 2005)

Kabul, 13 November 2005

FEFA Statement on Meshrano Jirga Election
Free and Fair Election Foundation for Afghanistan (FEFA) has monitored the election of provincial council members for Meshrano Jirga (the Senate of the Afghan Parliament).

Mr. Ahmad Nader Nadery, FEFA Chairperson, said: “Meshrano Jirga election was held in a fair and safe environment. This election is a positive step towards the establishment of democratic institutions in the country that meet the standards for the free and fair election.”
The following is a summary of FEFA’s electoral observation report:
• The elections were held in all provincial councils except those in Takhar, Helmand and Kandahar provinces in order to elect one provincial council member as Meshrano Jirga permanent member and another as Meshrano Jirga temporary member pending the establishment of district councils so as to fill one-third of the Jirga members. It is noteworthy that election in Takhar provincial council was postponed for a day (13 November) after a candidate aged under 35 refused to withdraw the candidacy. In Kandahar, the election was delayed because the official and final electoral results are yet to be announced. And in Helmand, the election is planned on 14 November.

FEFA

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