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2019 presidential #elections in #Afghanistan
IEC Launches Voter Registration Process ariananews.af/iec-launches-v…

“The voter registration sites will remain open from 7 am until 4 pm and the process will end on June 28th,” said Hawa Alam Nuristani, the chairwoman of IEC.
Presidential Candidates Reject Negotiating in ARG

Presidential candidates are not ready to negotiate with President Ghani on the circumstances of his tenure extension in the Presidential Palace (ARG).
“Everyone is tasked to be prepared and start the demonstrations in all provinces. I hope we witness countrywide civil protests against the ongoing critical situation of Afghanistan where we don’t have a legal president" said Hakimi, a member of the council
#Ghazni protestors prevent election materials transfer

one of the protestors told Pajhwok that they would not let the materials transferred to districts until the Wolesi Jirga elections were announced in the province.
President Ghani is willing to sit down with all presidential candidates to agree on a code of conduct for election campaigning, says NSA Hamdullah Mohib
Candidates threaten to boycott Afghan presidential election

the Council of Presidential Candidates which includes 12 out of 18 candidates, said that the IEC should act according to election law or they will revoke confidence from the commission.
Presidential candidate Faramarz Tamana has termed President Ghani’s ‘extravagant’ spending as election campaign before schedule and hails US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad’s efforts for peace and reconciliation

Tamana hits out at president over sticking to power pajhwok.com/en/2019/06/13/…
IEC Faces Lack Of Planning For Elections: Observers
Govt Oppositions Gathering Supporters for ‘Huge Protests’ ariananews.af/?p=317722
The Council of Presidential Candidates and a number of political movements are gathering their supporters to stage a huge protest against the government in the next few days, sources familiar with the developments told Ariana.

"over 50,000 people for on the upcoming Thursday"
Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (#IEC) has submitted a proposal of $150 million for holding the upcoming presidential #elections.
#IEC official Nuristani says that so far, 264,000 men and 138,039 women have registered to vote for the upcoming presidential #elections in #Afghanistan
Nuristani says 42 out 458 voter registration centers are closed due to insecurity and lack of election materials.
Presidential candidate Ahmad Wali Massoud say supporting Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah was a “mistake”. #elections #Afghanistan
he said that the govt doesn't want to keep thousands of Taliban’s prisoners in prisoners for a lifetime. @afgexecutive: Peace doesn't belong to one person and one person cannot be the hero of peace in Afghanistan
“Foreigners are selecting the time and the method of the election and it will be held under their management and the way they wish": Hekmatyar
Peace Dependent On Fair Elections: Hekmatyar

The reconciled leader of Hizb-e-Islami, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, on Monday, said that his party will not remain silent over what he described the monopoly of the peace process and the elections by certain players.
Other remarks by Hekmatyar:
Electoral observers have reacted with surprise to the recent contradictory statements by members of the Independent Election Commission (#IEC) over issues around the upcoming presidential elections. tolonews.com/elections-2019…
In her latest statement, Hawa Alam Nuristani, the head of the IEC, said that the commission had registered over 400,000 new voters between June 8 and 15 while the commission’s spokesman has put the figure at 41,000 voters during this period
There are people around President Ashraf Ghani who are meddling in the election commission’s activities, an election commissioner, Mohammad Abdullah, says at a press conference.
Efforts Underway to Form Single Electoral Ticket: Hekmatyar ariananews.af/?p=318797

“If the interim government is formed, it should be for a short term to ensure the transparency of the election,” said Hekmatyar.
Ghani interfering in electoral affairs, says Hakimi
Commissioners Asked To Ensure Reforms In #Electoral Institutions
.@TOLOnews 's Interview With Presidential Candidate Latif Pedram
#IEC said on Monday that 21,000 devices used in the October Wolesi Jirga polls were already available and 25,000 more would be purchased.
Around 35,000 polling sites have been set up countrywide for the Sept 28 presidential election. via @VoteAFG elections.pajhwok.com/en/2019/06/24/…
Presidential Candidates Vow to Launch Massive Rally from Ghazi Stadium ariananews.af/?p=319482
Chief Executive Abdullah @afgexecutive visited a voter registration center in #Kabul on Tuesday to check his name on the voter list. #Afghanistan
I’m Aware of Meddling in IEC’s Affairs: Abdullah ariananews.af/?p=319694

“If we repeat the problems of the past elections, it will take the country to a very big crisis, therefore, we are calling on the commission to pay ultimate care and they should keep their independence."
Presidential hopefuls ask Ghani to quit, set up interim govt shar.es/a0z7gN
Atmar: The current govt has lost the nation’s trust,the security situation would face more problems in such circumstances,we first tell the govt that their term is up,if they don't accept,we'll create a political&national censuses and'll tell them with stronger voice 2leave govt
“This government is illegitimate, ruthless and corrupt. If this government continue illegally it will create a risk for peace and election in the country and will increase factionalism in the country,” Atmar said. ariananews.af/?p=319710
People not provided adequate election awareness: CEO @afgexecutive Abdullah after facing difficulty in finding his name on the voter lists at a voter registration center in Kabul on Tuesday asked #IEC to write the names...
.@afgexecutive: To avoid more problems, the commission should take some measures so that the people can find their names easily on the list… It shouldn’t be in a way that they search the whole list for their names. tolonews.com/elections-2019…
The voter registration process will end on Saturday in other provinces but it will continue for another week in #Ghazni province, head of the Independent Election Commission's Chief, Hawa Alam Nuristani said. #Afghanistan
Former Spy Chief and Presidential Hopeful Rahmatullah Nabil on Thursday accused President Ashraf Ghani over striking secret deals with Pakistani establishment during his two-day official trip. pajhwok.com/en/2019/06/27/…
229,000 People Register To Vote As ‘Reinforcement’ Stage Ends
Representatives of the presidential candidates’ council who held talks with the head of the UN mission in Afghanistan, said they have suggested that the elections should be held after a peace deal, one participant of the meeting,and a candidate Hakimi said shar.es/a0EsyK
.@TOLOnews 's Interview With #Presidential Candidate Ibrahim Alokozai
8 IEC Staff Members Killed in Taliban’s #Kandahar Attack
UN Envoy: Presidential #Election, #Peace Process Are Top Priorities in #Afghanistan
.@ashrafghani in a statement condemned the Taliban’s bombings in Kandahar and called it a "barbaric" act. He said that attacking a civilian institution (#IEC) which is working for institutionalizing democracy in the country, is an "inhuman and unforgivable" act.
Ghani Urges International Community & Election Institutions to Monitor Presidential Election Process

While emphasizing on transparency in election, president Ghani says that government officials should not interior in election process.

Presidential candidate and former head of the National Directorate of Security, Rahmatullah Nabil, on Tuesday, accused President Ashraf Ghani and the First Lady Rula Ghani of using the national treasury for the election campaign. shar.es/a08k2s
The international community has pledged to fund 40 percent of cost of the upcoming presidential election in Afghanistan, a source told 1TVon Wednesday.

.@TOLOnews 's Interview With Presidential Hopeful Noor-ul-Haq Ulomi
The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) is expected to issue a warning letter to five presidential candidates including President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah for their premature electoral campaigns.

“Real Peace Can Be Maintained Through Elections,” VP Danesh
Elections only legal way to reach power: Hekmatyar dlvr.it/R7zHfc
"The people of Afghanistan are hopeful about the upcoming election. Once again, I’m emphasizing on holding fair and transparent elections, because a fraudulent election can lead the country toward instability,” @afgexecutive said ariananews.af/fraudulent-ele…
US, Taliban agree to postpone presidential elections: Reports afghanistantimes.af/?p=31207
According to Saeedi, the two sides have also agreed on the continuation of the unity government for the next two years and Taliban fighters would integrate the government.
$149 million approved as budget for the Afghan presidential elections: IEC khaama.com/149-million-ap…
The estimated budget for the upcoming presidential election is $149 millions ($90 million committed by the government and $59 millions committed by the international community). The ballots will be printed in Denmark.
2014 election scenario repeat unacceptable: Abdullah

“Even those who did not believe in elections now see it the only way forward.”

Mohaqeq Accuses ARG of Predesigning Presidential Election ariananews.af/?p=323625

the #IEC has sent a list of 9.5 millions of voters to CSO for identifying the ghost voters through checking the national identity cards.

the process has arisen concerns among the electoral tickets
US Envoy Calls On Presidential Candidates To Respect Law
Presidential candidate Mohammad Haneef Atmar @MHaneefAtmar says peace will not come to #Afghanistan by accepting the Durand Line -- as an official border with #Pakistan.
Ghani Trying To Manipulate Elections For A Comeback: Massoud
Peace process, election remain vague: Wali Massoud dlvr.it/R8bBlP
.@TOLOnews 's Interview With Presidential Candidate Hakim Torsan
Addressing a gathering in Kabul, Second Vice President @VPdanesh says the Afghan government and the Election Commission are fully ready to hold the presidential elections on time. - @TOLOnews
Govt Leaders ‘Misusing’ Peace To Leverage Elections: Candidates
.@ImranKhanPTI: "The election in Afghanistan must be an inclusive election where the #Taliban are also participating.”
#Afghanistan #Pakistan
#AfghanPeaceProcess triblive.com/news/world/pak…
Taliban Afraid Of Elections For Being ‘Isolated’: Saleh
Afghan security institutions and #NATO's Resolute Support Mission in #Afghanistan prepared the plan for security of the upcoming presidential #elections, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement on Wednesday.
“The door is opened for the Taliban whenever they are willing to come and sit with the Afghan govt and take part in democratic and national stages”- Khwazoon, a spokesman for @afgexecutive.

#Taliban Can Attend #Elections After Talks With Govt: Official shar.es/a0LRVK
“Come what may, we will not accept this fraudulent, tyrant and dictator government, even if it comes through a crisis or war and even through joining the #Taliban" 🤦‍♀️

Noor Warns He Will Not Accept Rigged Elections | TOLOnews shar.es/aXnoKL
After months of delays and political bickering, #Afghanistan is preparing for presidential #elections

Campaign season begins in earnest Sunday, exactly two months ahead of the poll, when 17 hopefuls will try to beat Pres. Ghani as he seeks a second term.

Hekmatyar Suggests Elections As Solution To Afghan Problem

Afghanistan is a “fully occupied” country, Hekmatyar said, adding that the Afghan government is not independent in decision making on major issues, including elections and peace.

#IEC says that 400,000 ghost voters are removed from the voters’ list.

Meanwhile, some of the electoral observer organizations claim that there are nearly 5 Million ghost voters in the list
#Afghanistan presidential #Election Campaigns to Officially Kick off Sunday, say elections commissions
The most comprehensive report to date on the presidential #elections in #Afghanistan
by @ali_adili @AANafgh

Afghanistan’s 2019 elections (6): Presidential campaign kicks off amid uncertainty afghanistan-analysts.org/afghanistans-2…
. @afgexecutive began his election campaign on Sunday, saying the existence of two mainstream political parties in his team, including Jamiat-e-Islami and Junbish-e-Milli party, will help him to achieve a landslide victory in the September poll. shar.es/aXmqOg
Afghan 'peace is coming', Ghani claims as campaign starts
#Afghanistan #AfghanPeaceProcess dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/arti…
Very important piece:
Why is it important to have #Healthcare on the Afghan Electoral Agenda of 2019?
No Govt Employee Can #Campaign For Candidates: Abdullah
#Afghanistan #elections
Atmar’s Election Campaign Delayed Over Internal Rift
the differences are apparently over the two issues which included of the nomination of Noor as prime minister in the campaign and also the absence of Noor’s picture in Atmar’s election campaign photos.
Afghan presidential candidates fear for safety after attacks mol.im/a/7298673
Peace Efforts, Security Issues Affect Afghan Election Campaign | TOLOnews shar.es/aX0xVr
Presidential election campaign off to unexcited start dlvr.it/R9Nh1B
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