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2014 Elections

Elections 2014 (16): Final preliminary results, complaints, campaigns and negotiations

Martine van Bijlert

The preliminary results of the 2014 presidential election have been announced, with two clear frontrunners – Dr Abdullah Abdullah, with 44.9 per cent of the vote and Dr Ashraf Ghani with 31.5 per cent – and no outright winner. These are still preliminary results, not yet taking into consideration the findings of the complaints commission (IECC), […]

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Abdullah Abdullah pas encore président d’Afghanistan

AAN

Libération, 28 April 2014 In an analysis of the Afghan election prcess so far, the French daily quotes AAN: “Selon le cabinet d’analyse politique Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), des rumeurs récurrentes évoquent également un rapprochement entre Abdullah Abdullah et Abdul Rassoul Sayaf.”

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Elections 2014 (14): Why two thirds of Andar’s polling centres may have never opened

Fazal Rahman

Andar district, which is located along Highway 1 after Ghazni city and also straddles the main road to Paktia, has long been a stronghold for the Taleban. The district is home to the Nur-ul-Madaris madrassa where a number of key Taleban leaders once studied and was one of the first places where the insurgency reappeared […]

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Elections 2014 (13): The IEC and IECC’s reluctance to be transparent

Martine van Bijlert

An overriding theme over the past two weeks has been the reluctance of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) to publicly release detailed information as to what is going on with the vote count. Both bodies are now catching up, but only reluctantly so, and the first round of the […]

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Afghan women stand to be counted as West begins to disengage

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Reuters/Euronews, 16 Apil 2014 AAN's Wazhma Samandary is quoted in this article about a young Kandahari woman campaigning for a seat in the provincial council:  “The withdrawal of international forces has increased concerns about insecurity, because of the increase of anti-government groups, militias, local commanders and other strongmen,” Wazhma Samandary, a researcher at Afghanistan Analysts […]

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Afghanistan Turns a Political Corner

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IPS, 17 Aril 2014 "The Afghanistan presidential election is turning out to be a tale of two narratives. The more positive and democratic one could be winning the day", writes IPS's Giuliano Battiston, and quotes from one of Martine van Bijlert's AAN dispatches, more on the cautious side:  “Nobody really knows how many voters there are, […]

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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 […]

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Elections 2014 (9): Making sense of the first ten per cent of the results

Martine van Bijlert

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has released its long-awaited first, partial results, having counted a little over half a million votes, representing a 10 per cent result in 26 provinces. The results, announced on 13 April 2014 in a short press conference, showed Dr Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani firmly in the lead – something which […]

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Abdullah, Ghani lead in partial Afghan vote tally

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AP/Miami Herald, 13 April 2014 AAN's Martine van Bijlert is quoted here on the publication of first partial results of the Afghan presidential election:  "The results match what I think the mood has been over the last few days," said Martine van Bijlert, co-director of the independent research group Afghanistan Analysts Network. "We've got two […]

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Money, Jobs and Mutton Soup: Pre-election discourses in a Herat township

S Reza Kazemi

In Herat, campaign activity for Afghanistan’s crucial simultaneous presidential and provincial council elections began well before the official start on 2 February 2014, at least in parts of the city’s outskirts. The candidates are increasingly making themselves known to ordinary people and some presidential candidates have also been making initial appearances in local communities. Small […]

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Afghan election campaigns kick off amid security threats

Thomas Ruttig

al-Jazeera, 3 February 2014 In this round-up about the first day of the Afghan election campaign, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying: “The main problem is the legitimacy of the result, and that needs to be agreed on by all 11 contenders and the population on the whole so that they all feel included,” […]

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Afghan election campaigns kick off amid security threats

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al-Jazeera, 3 February 2014 In this round-up about the first day of the Afghan election campaign, AAN's Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying: “The main problem is the legitimacy of the result, and that needs to be agreed on by all 11 contenders and the population on the whole so that they all feel included,” […]

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