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Sunday – 7th.January. 2018 ETWA Expresses Concerns on the Process of Appointing a New IEC Commissioner The Election and Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA) is closely observing the process of appointing a new Commissioner for the Independent Election Commission or IEC. ETWA is concerned with the process, which moves forward in contradiction with the president’s decree on electoral laws, would further undermine IEC’s independence and limit opportunities to establish a political…

Weekly Monitoring Report of Wolesi Jirga 03th Dec 2017 – 4th Jan 2018

Senate Appreciates Trump Tweet About Pakistan The Meshrano Jirga or Upper House of the Parliament on Tuesday described US President Donald Trump’s recent comments about neighbouring Pakistan as a positive move, saying the words should be put in practice.Senate first deputy speaker, Mohammad Alam Azydyar said the US warning to Pakistan was a good news for Afghanistan.His fellow senator, Mualvi Muhiuddin Munsef said Trump understood Pakistan…

ETWA Welcomes UNAMA concern over Afghan Electoral Process

The recent statement by UNAMA representative at the UN General Assembly indicates that despite the commitment of national unity government to holding election on the planned date, there are still many technical and political obstacles before upcoming election. The election reform process has not achieved the desired outcomes. Particularly the voter registration which is the key element of electoral reform has not started yet. There is a lack of political…

Weekly Monitoring Report of Wolesi Jirga 16th – 21st Dec, 2017

Joint Body Endorses Ghani Decree on E-ID Cards A joint commission, representing both branches of the parliament on Monday approved the recent decree issued by President Ashraf Ghani about the inclusion of nationality and ethnicity in the new computerized identity cards or.The move put an end to months of controversy over the much-awaited process.Abdul Hai Akhundzada, a senator and member of the joint commission has called on the relevant department…

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Sunday, 31.Dec. 2017 ETWA Viewpoint on Recent Presidential Decree over Appointing New Election Commission Member The Election & Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA) examined the recent Presidential order in light of the Electoral Law, the electoral principles and the expectations of civil society and political parties highlighting the following points: The approach to appointing a new member of the Election Commission in the Presidential order is expressly contradicting Articles (14)…

Press Statement

Thursday 16-11-2017 ETWA Optimism & Concerns over Changes in (IEC) The Election and Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA) welcomes the President’s attention to electoral reforms, while voicing concerns over the recent changes made in the Independent Election Commission (IEC) without regard to an accurate and comprehensive assessment. ETWA assessed the recent decision of the President to dismiss the IEC’s Chairperson in light of the current Elections Law and electoral principles, and…

Press Statement

Sunday 22-Oct-2017 ETWA Optimism & Concerns over Changes in (IEC) The Election and Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA) embraces the President’s moves toward electoral reforms, it also voices concerns over the recent changes that were made within the Independent Election Commission (IEC) without regard to an accurate and comprehensive assessment. ETWA assessed the recent decision of the President to dismiss the IEC’s Chief Electoral Officer in light of electoral principles and…

Report on the IEC’s Performance & the Way Forward

1.Executive Summary Evaluation of the performance of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) throughout the entire electoral cycle, but especially at a time when the commission is preparing to hold next elections and implements reform, is an important task. At this time, Afghan citizens, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), political parties, international community and other stakeholders need to be provided with accurate and timely information about the performance of the electoral administration. The…

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January 8, 2018
Sunday – 7th.January. 2018 ETWA Expresses Concerns on the Process of Appointing a New IEC Commissioner The Election and Transparency Watch… Read More
Senate Appreciates Trump Tweet About Pakistan The Meshrano Jirga or Upper House of the Parliament on… Read More
The recent statement by UNAMA representative at the UN General Assembly indicates that despite the commitment of national unity… Read More
Joint Body Endorses Ghani Decree on E-ID Cards A joint commission, representing both branches of the parliament on Monday approved… Read More

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December 13, 2017
Sunday, 31.Dec. 2017 ETWA Viewpoint on Recent Presidential Decree over Appointing New Election Commission Member The Election & Transparency Watch Organization… Read More
Thursday 16-11-2017 ETWA Optimism & Concerns over Changes in (IEC) The Election and Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA) welcomes the… Read More
Sunday 22-Oct-2017 ETWA Optimism & Concerns over Changes in (IEC) The Election and Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA) embraces the… Read More
1.Executive Summary Evaluation of the performance of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) throughout the entire electoral cycle, but especially at… Read More
Under article (35) of the new election law, small electoral constituencies shall be considered for Wolesi Jirga—Lower House elections… Read More
The idea of using technology in election is dependent on two major purposes. The first purpose is to accelerate… Read More
Conducting general elections in a day period requires strong security capacity,transportation facilities and robust capacity of electoral commissions. Lack… Read More

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