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FEFA’s Proposed Advisory Draft on Electoral Law

Continued reform of the electoral system is a basic necessity to institutionalize Democracy in countries that have passed their preliminary experiences in elections. This is aimed at enriching the legal system governing elections by making an effective use of Lessons learnt by people and stakeholders in their experiences with election processes. Support for electoral reform and extensive civil participation is important to pave the ground for free and fair elections in a country, which can increase people’s sense of Ownership of political processes. The people of Afghanistan have also learnt valuable lessons from the past four electoral cycles and they need to use these lessons to further reinforce and strengthen the reform of their electoral system and enhance their sense of ownership of future Elections. The draft Electoral Law has been prepared by the Independent Election Commission,submitted by the Ministry of Interior to the Council of Ministers and is due to be sent by The Council of Ministers to the Afghan Parliament. At the same time, civil society organisations and political parties have presented alternative proposals to the relevant Authorities to further reinforce the reform of the Electoral Law. Therefore, FEFA, as a civil society organisation that has almost a decade of experience in electoral monitoring and the institutionalization of democracy and good governance in the country, follows up its activity with regard to the reform of the electoral system by publishing a proposed Electoral Law with a view to enhancing the national discourse on The Electoral Law. This proposal has been prepared in consultation with representatives of civil society organisations, political parties and law experts in order to facilitate the national discourse on the Electoral Law and provide the opportunity for a comparative discussion By members of the Afghan Parliament. We hope that this proposal can create opportunities for further debates and discussions among the people, civil society organisations, media and law‐making authorities with a view to further

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11/22/2012

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FEFA

Publisher

Proposal

Type

Electoral Reforms

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