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The third coordination meeting of 2018 between election stakeholders

The Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) hosted the third coordination meeting between the election stakeholders on May 23, 2018. This meeting aimed at strengthening coordination and cooperation between stakeholders and relevant organizations. Representatives of the Independent Election Commission, the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance, the Civil Status Registration Authority, the Ministry of Women Affairs, the Population Census Office, the National Democratic Institute and the civil society organizations attended this meeting to exchange view regarding their electoral programs and plans. FEFA had sent invitation letter to the Ministry of Interior Affairs to send its representative to the meeting but its representative didn’t attend the meeting. Security is the most important element of the election process, therefore, the representative of Ministry of Interior Affairs must have attended this meeting to provide information regarding the security of election process. Mr. Rahmatullah Salehi, election officer of FEFA, explained the agenda and objective of the meeting. Then, Dr. Rafiullah Bedar, a member of IEC, provided information about the recent activities of IEC. He said, “2461288 people including 1688676 men, 718409 women, 53961 nomads and 442 Hindus have so far registered to vote in the polling day. Totally, 71% of registered people are men while 29% of them are women.” He added, “IEC had planned to open 1419 voter registration centers in provincial capitals of 34 provinces but it only opened 1292 centers. It was unable to open 44 centers, and closed 83 other centers due to security threats. Moreover, IEC had planned to open 3072 centers in the districts’ centers but it only managed to open 1939 centers. Totally, 11 districts are under control of the Taliban and 384 centers located in these districts. The IEC failed to open 350 centers due to high-security threats. Additionally, the IEC was unable to send the registration materials to 399 centers in some districts of Badakhshan, Nooristan, Uruzgan and Zabul provinces.”

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5/23/2018

Date

16

Total Participents

1 Day

Duration

Kabul

Location

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Phone: +93 (0) 772-0060-82

Phone: +93 (0) 782-3636-52

Email: info@fefa.org.af

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