The officials of the Election and Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA) severely criticized the IEC Monday during a press conference, saying: the delayed claim of the IEC announcing the missing of 60 voter registration books is not acceptable.


The officials of the Election and Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA) severely criticized the IEC Monday during a press conference, saying: the delayed claim of the IEC announcing the missing of 60 voter registration books is not acceptable.
Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on 2 September that about 60 voter register books have gone missing.

“the recent events surrounding the election, including the closure of the Central and provincial offices of the election commission, the protests of parties and political movements, the issue of election process in Ghazni province have concerned the people,” said Habib Shinwari, a member of the ETWA. “the IEC should resolve the election problem in Ghazni as well as to hold the district elections, in areas where the conditions provided, simultaneously with the parliamentary election,” he added.
“the IEC should honestly assure the citizens whether it can hold the presidential election on 20 April 2019,” Shinwari stressed.
The ETWA officials called on the IEC to share all of its endorsement documents through the media outlets with the people and avoid secrecy.

Shinwari urged candidates to comply with the electoral law and refrain from early campaigns.
“the late announcement of the electoral commission that 60 voter registration books are missing after disclosure by parties and political movements is not acceptable,” said Abdullah Babakrkhel, the founder of the ETWA. “the IEC and the Central Civil Registration Authority (ACCRA) are responsible for the destiny of the country.”

In response to the publication of election documents by the Grand National Coalition, the IEC described it as ill-considered action.
ETWA backed up the scheme of parties and political movements about election, considered it valuable.


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