FREE AND FAIR ELECTION FORUM OF AFGHANISTAN

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Preliminary Report of Parliamentary Election - 2018

After years of delay, the third parliamentary elections were held on 20th of October, 2018. These elections were of utmost important from legal and political perspectives as well as social and economic dimensions. The expiration of the legal mandate and period of the previous parliament for 3 years due to the delay in elections challenged the democracy and the rule of law. Hence, the holding of these elections provided an opportunity to the Afghans to choose who they want to be their representatives in the democratic intuitions. The Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) has developed and implemented a direct monitoring process for the electoral process designed to help the transparency, freedom and justice in the electoral process, in order to maintain maximum level of accuracy and credibility. The FEFA monitored the electoral process in one to three polling stations in each polling centers throughout the country. FEFA observers used an observation checklist to collect information about the centers, the beginning, and process, the end of the voting, observance of regulations and other topics, which contains more than one hundred and thirty relevant and appropriate questions. However, due to the prompt importance of some issues, FEFA categorized 26 event types of incidents as the most important and most influential cases, and received reports of their occurrence on a regular basis and in three stages on the Election Day from all the provinces with the exception of Ghazni of the country. The general managerial and logistical status, the accuracy of the commission's performance during the collection of votes, the prevention of illegal voting, the time opening and closing of the polling centers, the transparency of the process, and the possibility of observation are the most important indicators used by FEFA observers. The urgent and high-profile findings at polling hours were regularly shared with the election commission officials so the necessary steps to be taken.

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11/20/2018

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FEFA

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Election 2018

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