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The Third Advocacy Meeting for Electoral Reform

Kabul- The Electoral Reform Joint Working Group in cooperation with FEFA held its third advocacy meeting for the declaration of substantive principles of electoral reform with Mr. Habibullah Mowahed, the Deputy of Central Statistics Organization. The representatives of political parties, civil society organizations and media were present in this meeting. At the beginning of the meeting Mr. Naim Asghari, programs manager of FEFA talked on importance of electoral reform; the attempts of FEFA and joint working group in this regard and the role of the Central Statistics Organization in verification of population of Afghanistan and eligible citizens to voting. He urged the deputy of the Central Statistics Organization to present information on the number of eligible citizens for voting and the population of Afghanistan. Subsequently, the deputy of Central Statistics Organization said that electoral reform and verification of population of Afghanistan and eligible citizens for voting and urged all government institutions to use the statistics and information of the Central Statistics Organization. He said that the organization published a leaflet on population of Afghanistan in 2015 which can be used by policy makers, decision makers and researchers. According to him the organization prepared the list of population by using the “PT=POE RT” and according to this list the population of Afghanistan is almost 27, 6 million person among which 14,7 million is male and almost 13,9 million is female. Then, the members of group asked their questions on credibility of survey and Election Commission’s recourse to the organization to get the statistics of eligible people for voting. The members of group also asked a question about shortening of electoral constituencies based on population and urged the organization to present specific information on the population of the country. Subsequently, the deputy of Central Statistics Organization said that the 95% the survey is accurate. He also said that the election commission has never recourse to them to get the statistics of eligible Citizens for voting. He also said that implementation of some recommendations of the Special Electoral Reform is difficult in short time. He said that if the media are eager to get specific information about the population of the country the Central Statistics Organization is ready to share the statistics of population with them.

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9/22/2015

Date

20

Total Participents

1 Day

Duration

Kabul

Location

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