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FEFA’s Press Release on Second Round of 2014 Election

Today, June 14th marks a historic momentum for the Afghan people who voted to institutionalize democracy through their extensive participation in elections. The voting process started at 7 A.M and continued until 4 P.M. After observing the first round of 2014 Presidential Election, Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) observed the second round run off with over 9,000 short-term and long term observers across the country. FEFA congratulates the Afghan people for having successfully exercised another phase of democracy and the Independent Election Commission for its attempts to organize and manage this national process in its best way possible. FEFA acknowledge the efforts made by their volunteer observers who stood alongside the voters at the polling stations for a second round in elections 2014. FEFA appreciate the measures undertaken by the security institutions to provide adequate security for the voters, monitors, observers and media representatives at the polling stations and express their condolences to the victims who lost their lives in this day. Despite security threats public participation in the process ostensibly indicate their commitment to this democratic process and their trust on the peaceful transition of political power. Moreover, the role of visual, audio, and printed media in covering the election process to inform and encourage people to participate in the voting process has been remarkably effective. FEFA’s observers have reported different cases of irregularities and breach of electoral laws and procedures by different electoral personages from across the country. The quality and quantity of these reports indicate repetition of the bitter experiences of the first round. Fraud, shortage of ballot papers, late opening of polling stations, entrance denial to the observers and the low quality ink in most polling stations shape the preliminary findings of FEFA. FEFA’s observers have reported two kinds of security threats: threats that happened by armed antigovernment insurgents and the threats that took place by local powerbrokers on voters, monitors and observers

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6/14/2014

Date

FEFA

Publisher

Press Release

Type

Election

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