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Elections in Hibernation: Afghanistan’s stalled electoral reform

Martine van Bijlert Ehsan Qaane

Afghanistan’s electoral reform process has been bogged down for months. While the National Unity Government agreement called for the “immediate establishment” of an Electoral Reform Commission, it took the president five months just to sign the necessary decree. Now, three months later, the commission has still not started its work and it looks like the original […]

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Nicht ganz unabhängige Kommission: Afghanistan bereitet Wahlen vor

Thomas Ruttig

Tageszeitung, 31 July 2013 In this article for the Berlin daily (in German), AAN’s Thomas Ruttig analyses the appointment of the nine new members of Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission, saying that it has ‘a professional varnish’ but that, finally, “the interests of networks close to ‘the Palace’ have gained the upper hand’ in its ranks. […]

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A Hasty Process: New Independent Election Commission announced

Gran Hewad Martine van Bijlert Thomas Ruttig

While the passing of the election-related laws took months, the selection and appointment of the crucial new Independent Election Commission (IEC) was finished within days. Although time was pressing, the haste raises doubts about the thoroughness of the process and the balance of the new nine-member body announced on Monday, 29 July 2013. AAN’s analysts […]

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