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FEFA held the 6th coordination meeting with the election relevant organizations

The Election Section of Free & Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) held the 6th coordination meeting with the election relevant organizations on November 22, 2017 where the representatives of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance, the Civil Status Registration Office, Ministry of Women Affairs, Afghanistan Civil Society Forum, and The Network for civil society & Human Rights attended to discuss about how to strengthen coordination between the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and civil society organizations and help the commission in preparation of voters list. The centerpiece of this meeting was discussion about coordination and cooperation between election relevant organizations and IEC but the representative of IEC didn’t appear in the meeting despite being invited and contacted several times to appear in the meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Alireza Rohani, member and secretary of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) provided information about removal of 5 staff members of the secretariat of IECC and the process of handling the complaints about the polling centers and said, “Given paragraph 3rd of article 33rd of the election law, majority members of the IECC decided to remove 5 staff members of the secretariat of IEC due to making sequence absentee, forge in the attendance sheet and spawning problems before the delegation assigned for investigation.” He added that these staff members have been removed after an inclusive investigation and taking into consideration the administrative principles. He asserted the resistance of deputy of the IECC with this decision is in contradiction to the law. He also talked about the complaints on assessments of polling centers and said, “However, the election law has not articulated about assessment of polling centers but the IECC developed a procedure for the assessment and will handle the complaints related to assessment of polling centers accordingly.” He added that lack of provincial offices of IECC is a challenge for implementation of the procedure.

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11/22/2017

Date

11

Total Participents

1 Day

Duration

Kabul

Location

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