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Press Release on commencement of Parliamentary Elections

We congratulate the people of Afghanistan on the occasion of elections. This election is a historic and important opportunity for Afghanistan. This election has a direct link with the future of democracy in the country, rule of law and development. Successful conducting of this elections can rebuild public trust in the democratic process and positively impinge upon implementation of national projects, implementation of the provisions of law and realization of citizens’ basic rights. However, the Independent Election Commission (IEC), the government and the stakeholders made efforts to rectify the electoral shortcomings but unfortunately, there are still some shortcomings and several electoral violations have been noted during the electoral campaigns. Hope the IEC and other relevant institutions legally rectify the shortcomings and address the violations legally on-time. Citizens’ inclusive participation in the process, proper and well management of the process by the IEC and accurate observation can decrease the shortcomings and pave the ground for conducting free and fair elections. The Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) as the largest domestic election observer organization calls on all election relevant bodies to cooperate with the IEC and IECC in conducting a transparent, free and fair election. Therefore, it is necessary to share the following points with the electoral commissions, citizens, candidates and security forces: 1. We call upon all the electoral stakeholders including the security institutions, local governance, electoral staffs and national observers to retain the principle of impartiality and focus on transparency and intactness of election. 2. We request the Afghan citizens to widely take part in the elections and positively use this opportunity to deliver their message, practice the sovereignty of the people and prove that believing in democracy, right and citizenship responsibility can draw and make a bright future for our country. The people must believe in the ability and commitment of the Afghan security forces and widely participate in the elections. The citizens can closely cooperate with the security forces in the detection and neutralization of security threats and play a positive role in enhancing the security of elections.

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10/19/2018

Date

FEFA

Publisher

Press Release

Type

Election

Category

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