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Watchdog welcomes IEC decision on election date

Watchdog welcomes IEC decision on election date

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Jun 22, 2017 - 12:38

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Election & Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistaninfo-icon (ETWA) welcomed the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) decision regarding the announcement of the date for upcoming parliamentary and district council elections, the organisation said in a statement.

ETWA believed that the date of the upcoming elections should be considered in such a way which could facilitate the implementation of the necessary electoral reforms to ensure free, fair and transparent election

ETWA wanted the IEC to attempt strengthening transparency, integrity and inclusiveness of electoral process in the run-up to the upcoming elections for the purpose of restoring the credibility of the people on democratic process.

The watch dog urged the international community to play its part in strengthening the fledgling democracy of Afghanistan by supporting the observation role of civil societyinfo-icon in the election process.

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