Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Afghan election results sorted out behind closed doors

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Stars and Stripes, 16 April 2014

"As the glow of a successful presidential election fades, a picture is emerging of key post-election procedures taking place in secret and independent observers being kept in the dark while votes are counted and thrown out for irregularities" writes the US daily. And quotes AAN's Martine van Bijlert:

Martine van Bijlert, co-director of the Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts Network, said that it was hard for observers to follow exactly what was going on with the vote counting. But she said she’s more concerned about the lack of information the two election bodies have released relating to possible large-scale fraud and so-called ghost polling stations, which were closed to voters on election day but still recorded results.

“The part of the process that could sway the election is still very murky,” she said.


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