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Mazar-e-Sharif electoral stakeholders forum

The third round of electoral stakeholder’s forum in Mazar-e-Sharif was set up on Wednesday September 26, 2018 at Kefayat Hotel. There were 30 participants of which 13 were women. The participants were as in: officials and representatives of the Independent Election Commission, Election Complaints Commission, Provincial Government representative, Balkh Provincial Council, Balkh Provincial Police Office, Civil Society organizations, political parties, parliamentary candidates, representatives of the office of the UNAMA and representatives of women's special agencies. According to agenda, Ahmad Wali Sangar economic expert of Balkh province talked about the importance of the elections in determining the political fate of the country, the implications and consequences of the political participation of the people, in particular the participation in the elections, as well as the challenges and problems in the electoral barrier. Subsequently, Mohammad Bashir Qalandar Information and awareness director of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), highly thanked FEFA for holding such meetings, stated that the Electoral Commission is in the process of re-accreditation of the Commissions, and since the beginning of their activities, they have regularly made public reports on their activities. He referred to two important issues: First, he said at the request of the political parties that biometric voting was carried out and that the voter first would be biometric on the election day and later be allowed to enter the polling station. The second point is that, in the Parliamentary Campaign, no complaints about pre-election campaigns have been filed by any organization, candidate or citizen, as documented by the Electoral Commission. Then, Ghulam Hussain Ahmadi head of Secretariat of the Electoral Complaints Commission referred to the complaints and protests of the initial list of candidates, which included a total of 20 protests and all of them were handled. He also added that ECC filed 10 protests in connection with the pre-campaign campaign and they were all handled.

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9/26/2018

Date

30

Total Participents

1 Day

Duration

Balkh

Location

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