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FEFA Statement on final result of 2014 presidential Election

“Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) considers the candidates’ political agreement on the formation of National Unity Government a step forward and welcomes the announcement of final results of presidential election run-off by the Independent Election Commission that puts an ending to the prolonged process. However FEFA believes latest political outbreaks that denied people the right they must possess in the process could be considered a roll back in democracy and in election process in the country.” Despite security threats and climatic problems the people of Afghanistan went to the polls twice on April 5th and June 14th, 2014 to experience a peaceful transition of power with their votes for the first time in the history of the country. FEFA observed all stages of the 2014 election process across the country and despite having noticed considerable improvements in the electoral system and structure, it has also observed breach of the laws and rules, violations of procedures negligence of electoral officials that could lead to destruction of the process and could be considered a big blow to democracy in the country. FEFA urges the candidates to play their significant roles in strengthening and enhancing the credibility of the process by accepting the final results. FEFA considers the political agreement between the two candidates step forward but believes that handling technical issues through political negotiations will not only marginalize people from exercising their political rights but will also harm young democracy in the country. FEFA urges the electoral commissions to explain runoff results to public and publish the details of vote’s audit. Latest performance of the commissions have been very disappointing and far from public expectation. FEFA as an observation organization believes that unpleasant lessons were learned from this electoral cycle that should be accurately observed for better election process in future:

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9/21/2014

Date

FEFA

Publisher

Press Release

Type

Election 2014

Category

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