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Electoral stakeholders forum in Herat

Herat Electoral Stakeholders Forum took place on Tuesday August 1, 2018 at Esteghlal Conference Hall. The program begun by FEFA provincial coordinators. They introduced the Electoral Forum and gave insights of the program to the stakeholders. The program participants were IEC provincial chief, ECC Provincial chief, UNAMA representative, Herat Provincial Council representative, representative of Herat Police Office, ACRA Afghanistan Civil Registry Authority representative, Civil Society activists, Professors of Heart University, Women and youth activists, Parliamentary Election Nominees and representatives of political parties. The program participants discussed on couple of electoral matters as in: Election process in Herat, voter registration, candidates nomination, women’s contribution in parliamentary and district council election process, concerns on distribution of National ID card, sticker installation and furthermore, the participants criticized the lack of coordination and collaboration of Herat local government with IEC and ECC office. FEFA provincial coordinators begun the program officially. They introduced FEFA and give a full picture of Election Program at FEFA. In addition to that, they give insights of Electoral Forum to the participants. Dr. Mahdi Hadid the representative of provincial council criticized the IEC and called it no more independent. The election is supposedly transparent and pervades the falsehood behind it. He said the electoral process has been designed and has no independence. Elections are set in their arrangement and the elections are not independent. He mentioned the below points: • Lending to the commission and the government is a major challenge. • The government prevails over the people with a legal appearance. • ID card copies in the districts is a big issue and it is not definitely satisfactory. There was no form for Tazkara, and there was fraud in the distribution of the Tazkara. The deputy governor of Herat Ms. Momina Hassanzada declared that the local administration has been in line with the Independent Election Commission (IEC). The women’s nomination in parliamentary election is almost satisfactory in Herat but there is a big concern of women’s nomination in district council election.

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8/1/2018

Date

29

Total Participents

1 Day

Duration

Heraat

Location

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