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FEFA’s Press Release on Breaking the electoral Deadlock

FEFA welcomes the agreement of the candidates in respecting the democratic process and the ballots cost and agreeing on mechanism that ensures that the final outcome of the process is based on people’s vote. The two presidential candidates have agreed to an audit and recount of all votes casted in second round of 2014 presidential election. As the priority is given to the election technical process, FEFA considers the agreement a step forward in addressing the issue of transparency of the electoral process and would help to restore the confidence in electoral institutions and the electoral process. FEFA urges the electoral bodies adopt a specific procedures on vote recounting & auditing and release it to the public in order to increase the transparency of recount & audit of the votes. Nader Nadery, chairman of FEFA said today, “Restoring the credibility of electoral bodies and prioritizing the technical phases of the election process strengthens people trust on a peaceful political transition that will happen through direct votes of people.” He added, “FEFA believes this measure paves the ground for the success of democracy and for facilitation of a peaceful democratic transition” As a result of prolonged audit process, the inauguration ceremony will be delay henceforth, FEFA urges the Independent Election Commission and other electoral bodies to revise their timeline and share the updated one with the media stakeholders, media and the public. Both contenders have emphasized on aspects of international cooperation in the agreement. FEFA as the largest election observation organization in Afghanistan is intended to observe the auditing process and urges the relevant bodies to consider the role of national election observation institutions important in this process and requests that domestic observers’ access observation to be facilitated accordingly.

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7/13/2014

Date

FEFA

Publisher

Press Release

Type

Election

Category

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