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Report on sixth coordination meeting of relevant and involved electoral institutions

The Free and Fair Election forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) hosted the sixth coordination meeting between the relevant and involved stakeholder parties on September 3-2018 at their conferences hall. The purpose of the meeting was to increase the coordination and cooperation between the relevant and the involved electoral institutions and exchange of information on the activities and functions of the institutions. Competent representatives (12) relevant and involved institutions in Election participated, such as the Independent Election Commission, the National Institute for Democratization, the National directorate of Statistics and Information, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance and civil Society Organizations have participated. Meanwhile, the representatives Election Complaint Commission, Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) and Ministry of interior Affairs (MOI) were unable to attend the meeting due to problems. However, the Representative of the Central Civil Population Registration Authority, provided information on the agenda of the meeting one day after the meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, engineer Mohammad ‘Naeem Asghari’’, the FEFA program manager, besides welcoming the participants, also to outlined the agenda and objectives of the meeting. He asked the attendees at the meeting to provide information on their recent functions and activities. Then, Dr. Rafiullah Bidar, the commissioner of the Independent Election Commission, was the first speaker of this meeting. He spoke about the elections of the Wolesi Jirga in Ghazni province stating that holding elections in Ghazni province have faced two major challenges: 1. The people's demand to subdivision of the electoral system. 2. Bias and ethnic based recruitment and selection in the provincial structure of the Independent Election Commission of Ghazni Province. The Independent Election Commission (IEC), in accordance with article 104 of the Election Law, shall, for the first time in the history of the country's elections, use this jurisdiction, which explicitly stipulates (in case, security situations, natural disasters and other similar conditions make impossible the principle of general and fair representation in holding elections and or undermine the credibility of the electoral process.

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9/3/2018

Date

14

Total Participents

1 Day

Duration

Kabul

Location

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