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KABUL (Pajhwok): Deserting presidential candidate Mohammad Atmar’s electoral team, Mohammad Mohaqiq joined the Stability and Convergence team led by Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday, a well-placed source said.


LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Presidential ballot will not take place in six districts of southern Helmand province due to insecurity, an official said on Wednesday.
Shabbir Ahmad Hamid, provincial Independent Election Commission head, in an exclusive interview told Pajhwok Afghan News that election would not take place in Nawzad, Washir, Sangeen, Desho, Musa Qala and Khanshin districts.
“Sticker attachment process was also remained undone due to insecurity.” He said.

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of tribal elders gathered in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday and demanded the presidential election to be held on time.



KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday said the main task of security forces was to secure and facilitate the conduct of transparent elections, saying no security official reserved the right to support a specific candidate.

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Compliants Commission (IECC) on Thursday issued warnings to electoral teams led by President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah over violating election campaign rules.


KABUL (Pajhwok): Election watchdog Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Wednesday said lack of political consensus on election, candidates’ warning to boycott polls and government interference in election workers’ employment were worrisome problems.
The watchdog also said the international community was not committed to its promises regarding the Afghan democratic process.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday denounced Sunday’s attack on the office of Afghanistan’s Green Trend party in Kabul and urged presidential election candidates to avoid demagogic comments during their campaign rallies.


kABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday claimed the Ministry of Finance has diverted funds from some development projects to meet the presidential election costs, a claim rejected by the ministry.
The government last week sent a draft budget of half year, which included the budget for the September 28 election, to the lower house for approval.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Two election oversight institutes on Saturday said giving voter cards to underage people and using fake identity cards during the voter registration drive posed main challenge to the upcoming presidential ballot.

KABUL (Pajhwok): The electoral bodies on Sunday announced their full readiness to hold the September 28 presidential election, asking political parties, election observers and candidates to cooperate in conducting the ballot transparently.



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