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FEFA held its electoral forum at Kandahar province

FEFA held Kandahar Electoral Stakeholders Forum on Monday August 13, 2018 at Afghan Aryal Conference Hall. There were 24 electoral stakeholders participants in the Forum. The program officially begun by FEFA project manager Niaz Mohammad Mandozai. He introduced the Electoral Forum and gave insights of the program to the participants. The program participants were IEC representative, ECC head of secretariat, representative of Kandahar Police Office, Civil Society activists, Women and youth activists, Parliamentary Election Nominees and representatives of political parties. The program Participants discussed on couple of electoral matters as in: Election process in Kandahar, voter registration, candidates nomination, women’s contribution in parliamentary and district council election process, concerns on distribution of National ID card, sticker installation and furthermore, the participants criticized the lack of coordination and collaboration of Kandahar local government with IEC and ECC office. ECC head of secretariat Mr. Ashraf Wahdat reported the ECC activities within the past months. He said that ECC has the authority to monitor and observe the election process from the beginning to end, three months back we established our office in Kandahar. In the beginning, we were supposed to send the complains to Kabul for review and verification. Hopefully, we have two commissioners here in Kandahar who will verify the complaints. He added that ECC monitored all election process from registration process in city and districts. We created another commission or committee for monitoring the election process and observing complaints and that commission responsible person is election Director. We received many complaints from districts and the team has been working on those cases. We observe that there are less number of candidates in district council election and in some districts even we do not have female candidates and in some district we do not have candidates at all. In some districts influential didn’t let anyone to nominate themselves for election. The ECC noted all those complaints and has been verifying the cases.

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8/13/2018

Date

24

Total Participents

1 Day

Duration

Kandahar

Location

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