Report on Second Coordination meeting of Electoral Stakeholders for 2019 Election!
The Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) hosted its second Coordination Meeting between Election Stakeholder Institutions on 3 July 2019 at the conference hall of this institution. The meeting was attended by a total of 19 representatives of the institutions, such as the Independent Election Commission, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and the Central Statistics Organization, Civil Society Organization. However, representatives of, Minister of Women’s Affairs (MOWA) and the Electoral Complaints Commission, did not attend the meeting despite they promised to attend. In the beginning of the meeting, Engineer Asghari, the FEFA- Electoral Program Manager welcomed the participants, outlined the goals and objectives of the meeting, and asked the participants to provide information about their activities and progress made in the field of election. Mr. Asghari also expressed his satisfaction with the progress made in regards with conducting the presidential election by the Electoral Commission, emphasizing the close coordination and cooperation between these commissions, which, on the one hand, accelerated the work, and on the other hand It keeps on the election calendar from being postponed. Subsequently, Mrs. Rahima Zarifi, a member of the Independent Electoral Commission spoke on the progress made in regards with upcoming presidential election stating that on of the most challenging situations that for instance the IEC is faced with is refinement and clean-up of voter’s list, and in regards with exact number voter’s list she expressed that ,the Central Statistics Organization in collaboration with IEC have been able to clean up about 27000 out 9.6 million voters, the rest of the voters un fortunately still remains to be cleaned up, since Central Statistics Organization did not fulfill what they promised when they sign the MOU. Ms. Zarifi added that the recruitment process for grade C and D positions of the temporary staff has been successful through free competition in the center and provinces, adding that the recruitment process has been successfully completed without interference and corruption and is being finalized. The voter lists of at the time of reinforcement registration, have also pasted at all registration centers for correction and modification, and a number of lists were amended at this stage.
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