October 17, 2010

KABUL, Oct 17 – The Independent Election Commission said on Sunday it was postponing announcement of the preliminary results of the Wolesi Jirga election for at least three days “to be more accurate and precise.”

October 16, 2010

KABUL, Oct 16 – The Independent Election Commission said on Saturday it would announce the preliminary results of the Wolesi Jirga election on Sunday, Pajhwok reported.

“We are determined to announce the results of the remaining 35 polling centres, which includes the entire 34 provinces and nomad Kuchis by tomorrow,” Noor told Pajhwok Afghan News.

October 09, 2010

KABUL, Oct 9 – The Independent Election Commission said on Saturday it had nullified part or all of the votes from 442 polling centers, and has ordered audits and recounts of 828 more. It has also referred 29 more candidates to the Electoral Complaints Commission for alleged fraud, bringing to 171 the number of candidates referred to the ECC.

On October 5 it said (pdf) it had nullified the votes of 227 polling centers and ordered recounts 339.

October 05, 2010

KABUL, Oct 5 - Shahzada Hassan, the IEC’s chief in the province of Khost, has been arrested, according to Dari Daily. It quoted security officials.

In a press conference on Sunday the IEC chairperson Fazal Ahmad Manawi had said that they seeking the arrest of an IEC provincial chief who had allegedly been involved in election fraud.

October 01, 2010

September 30, 2010

These are our notes from today’s press conference at the Independent Election Commission.

The IEC chairperson Fazl Ahmad Manawi spoke at a press conference today at the IEC headquarters. At the conference he announced partial results for Kabul, Balkh, and Badakhshan provinces. He also said that the results for other 28 provinces have been processed and would be announced soon.

September 27, 2010

Seats Contested

  • 249 Seats in 34 Provinces, plus one national constituency for Kuchi Nomads.
  • 68 Seats Reserved for Female Candidates.
  • Under President Karzai's amendments to the Electoral Law made earlier this year, reserved seats with no female candidates will go to male candidates.


September 23, 2010


The Media Commission of the Independent Election Commission held a press conference in Kabul Thursday to pass on its findings about  media during the election, including violations during the silent period 48 hours before the poll. Here are our notes of the speech by the Media Commission’s Chairman Naseer Sherzai:

September 20, 2010

KABUL, Sept 20 - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said today, Monday, it had 73 percent of sensitive materials, including ballot boxes, returned to IEC offices.
Four provinces--Helmand, Jowzjan, Kapisa and Kabul--have returned all materials while other, more remote, provinces such as Badakshan, Ghor and Dai Kundi have had up to half of materials returned. Provincial IEC offices are in turn forwarding results forms to the National Tally Center at IEC headquarters in Kabul.

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