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Ensuring electoral justice depends on transparent, legal and on-time performance of ECC

The Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) appreciates efforts of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) for addressing accurately the complaints related to the preliminary results of the presidential election conducted on September 28th 2019, but also expresses its concerns over the existing challenges ahead of their works. Addressing the complaints accurately not only require that ECC should perform their duties transparently and based on the provisions of the law but in the meantime it requires an adequate duration of time which seems as a legal challenge ahead of the primary scrutiny of ECC’s provincial offices, especially in provinces where a large number of complaints have been recorded. Considering the post polling issues, FEFA believes that ECC had adequate time to build capacity and get preparation for addressing the complaints at the provincial level. ECC must have focused on a plan to pave the ground for complaints handling on the given timeframe as per article 91 of elections law but it seems that recording the complaints in Kabul and some other shortcomings, will prolong the process. FEFA also criticizes the absence and inactivity of ECC’s provincial commissioners in Helmand. The commissioners should have been present in the province from the start of process, whereas, their absence have been time consuming and have impacted ECC’s provincial works negatively which means they cannot address all complains within the time allocated by the law.

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1/1/2020

Date

FEFA

Publisher

Press Release

Type

Election

Category

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