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Second round electoral stakeholders forum (Herat)

FEFA conducted the second Electoral Stakeholders Forum in Herat province on Wednesday Sep. 5, 2018 at Esteghlal Hotel. There were 26 participants in the forum. The participants in this forum were electoral organizations as in IEC and ECC provincial offices, Civil Society activists, political party representatives, candidates, university professors, Women's rights activists, representatives from the Police Office, media representatives and government officials. The program began with recitation of Holy Quran, introducing the program and brief introduction of the FEFA activities. Subsequently, each member of the panel started to talk according to the agenda. At the outset, Ezzatullah Alami, a representative of the Election Commission, while reminding the previous functions of the commission, also shared their suggestions and ideas: (We were able to register 550,000 voters and also registered 161 Parliamentary Candidates in Herat province, of which 28 are women, as well as 321 members of the district council, which 19 of them are women. In 10 districts, there is no female candidate. We do not have any registrations in 2 districts for security reasons. We also received 3600 appeals in recruitment of Election Day staff members, while we only need 160 employees. He added that the next thing that the commission will do is issuing credentials to representatives of candidates and observers. He also added that we are not able to conduct both elections (Parliamentary and District Councils). In the end, he called for the assistance and cooperation of the electoral authorities to promote the Elections. Then Mr. Isar, a representative of the Provincial Council, said that we want to have a transparent election at a specified time. He reminded the previous round of elections and expressed his concerns on that. Meanwhile, he condemned the work of election commissions in the previous round. He emphasized for a transparent and accountable election and considered the parliamentary and district council elections very essential.

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9/5/2018

Date

26

Total Participents

1 day

Duration

Herat

Location

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