Free & Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) welcome the announcement of date for parliamentary and district council elections and consider it a substantive step toward specifying the fate of upcoming parliamentary and district council election. FEFA request the Independent Election Commission to specify the roles and duties of election relevant institutions.
For urgent release/ June 22, 2017
The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced that parliamentary and district council elections will take place on 7 July, 2018. However, the level of security threats is very high in this date across the country and election management is challenging but but FEFA expect the government and security sector to undertake the necessary measures to provide the security of election in this date. Likewise, holding of parliamentary and district council elections in the mentioned date will affect the presidential election which will take place in April 2018 (Months after the parliamentary and district council elections). The time interval between the parliamentary and presidential elections can negatively impact the preparations of IEC for holding an intact presidential election.
However, FEFEA welcome the announcement of date parliamentary and district council election but also present the following recommendations to the electoral commissions and election relevant institutions: