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The Special Electoral Reform Commission Supported FEFA’s Recommendations

Kabul- a delegation of FEFA met the members of Special Electoral Reform Commission (SERC). The meeting took place based on the demand of SERC to hear the recommendations and stance of FEFA on short-term electoral reform proposal made by SERC. After the SERC released its recommended package on short-term electoral reform; FEFA technically discussed the contexts of the package and shared its view on the package with media. FEFA pointed out some shortcomings and ambiguities of the package on short-term electoral reform and in some cases it urged further clarification. FEFA specifically pointed out to the Selection Committee, the structures of electoral bodies, the manner of handling the electoral complaints, the Transparency Committee and the electoral system and presented specific recommendations on each case. After the SERC reviewed the recommendations of FEFA urged FEFA to send a delegation to the SERC for discussion on each case. At the beginning of the meeting the chairman and members of the SERC welcomed the delegation of FEFA and thanked them for their recommendations on the short-term electoral reform package of SERC. The chairman of SERC, Mr. Akefi, urged FEFA to continue its cooperation with SERC. Subsequently, programs manager of FEFA, Mr. Asghari, appreciated the attempts of SERC in electoral reform section and said, “FEFA has been observing the democratic processes including elections for more than a decade and present its specific reforming recommendations to the related institutions.” He also said, “We support the electoral reform process in the country and think electoral reform is a fundamental need.” He also said that FEFA as a professional election observer institution in the country has its views and opinions on electoral reform process and FEFA’s recommendations on short-term electoral reform package has reforming objectives.

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9/28/2015

Date

15

Total Participents

1 Day

Duration

Kabul

Location

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