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17 April 2014
Afghan electoral bodies need support – UN; Security personnel used for political objectives – Khogyani; Parwan accident leaves three dead, 15 injured; UNAMA urges support for Afghan electoral bodies and human rights commission; First Vice-President tells UN envoy that Presidential Palace is trying to ensure inclusion of defeated candidates in next administration; IEC begins recounting of ballots in 22 provinces; IECC sends to IEC a list of polling sites for ballot quarantine; Polls monitors urge electoral commissions to allow them more access; Anti-graft body accuses national and international organizations of failing to tackle corruption; Afghanistan to have better economic growth in 2014 and 2015 if Presidential candidates accept poll outcome – ADB.
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16 April 2014
UN envoy meets First Vice President; IEC, IECC recount votes of quarantined ballot boxes in several provinces; Speaker of Upper House warns US of Afghan reactions if it handovers military equipment to Pakistan; Female MP sustains gunshot injuries; Locals in Nangarhar start uprising against Taliban; IEC and IECC explain their efforts to address electoral fraud, irregularities; Senators accuse foreign intelligence, ISI of derailing Afghan peace efforts; Missing of former Taliban official in UAE sparks Afghan senators' anger; US envoy hopes next Afghan President will unconditionally sign the BSA.
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15 April 2014
Dozens of ballot boxes quarantined in Balkh and Baghlan; Abdullah's team denies to have prepared a list of high-ranking officials to be included in his government; Central Bank unnecessarily pays hundreds of thousands of dollars to cover up Kabul Bank losses - lawmaker; Militants kill six civilians working for NSP, a private construction company; Hasht-e-Shubh editorial stresses on a strong and legitimate opposition; IEC to recount votes of some polling sites; TEFA releases its report on electoral fraud, irregularities; Some MPs say they do not accept partial result of Presidential poll; Afghanistan confirms former Taliban member is missing in UAE.
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14 April 2014
UNAMA welcomes partial announcement of Presidential poll results; Rassoul and Sayyaf react to announcement of partial results of Presidential election; Lower House asks Presidential candidates to accept poll results; MoWA asks for executive role; Poppy fields increasing in Kandahar - official; Partial announcement of poll results places Abdullah in the lead; Ahmdzai urges electoral commissions to single out fraudulent votes; Sherzai claims massive fraud in favour of particular Presidential candidates; Ulema call on electoral commissions to avoid political manipulation of votes; IECC says over 800 serious complaints could affect the final results of Presidential poll.
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13 April 2014
Sarnavesht Daily editorial questions possible formation of a coalition Government; IECC officials in Paktya warn that adjudication of electoral complaints will not take place due to lack of IEC's cooperation; Cases of human rights violations rise in Uruzgan; Lower House approves cooperation agreements with Norway and Finland; IEC expected to announce partial result of Presidential election today; Lower House asks electoral bodies to make fair and unbiased decisions regarding the elections; IECC registers 1,937 electoral complaints; World Bank grants US$ 250 million to Afghanistan for boosting its infrastructure projects.
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12 April 2014
IECC chief calls partial and preliminary poll results “premature”; Meetings between leading Presidential candidates reported; Further allegations of electoral fraud, irregularities reported from IEC HQ and provinces; Motasem Agha Jan under house arrest in UAE - source; HPC officials announce new round of talks with Taliban members in UAE; Iran deports over 2,800 Afghan children last year;
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10 April 2014
262 suicide bombers arrested in past 40 days – NDS; IEC staff face 15 fraud complaints in Kunar; Cameron greets Afghans on successful elections; Warlords stuffed ballot boxes in Faryab; FACS warns against manipulating results; ANFREL stresses transparent poll results; Economic growth rate may fall to 3.2per cent; 19 million Afghans at risk of contagious leishmaniasis – WHO; UN Special Representative calls on the Presidential candidates and their supporters to respect the work of electoral bodies; Electoral institutions pledge to protect votes; FEFA reports over 11,000 incidents of fraud in the elections; Lower House to officially ask IEC to clarify shortage of ballots on the election day; Afghanistan marks World Health Day.
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9 April 2014
Flash floods surround at least 28 villages in Chaghan Sour district of Nimroz; Pakistan supports terrorist groups in Herat – NDS; UNAMA says civilian casualties from IEDs up 13 per cent in first quarter of 2014; Ján Kubiš urges Presidential candidates, their supporters to respect vote tallying by electoral institutions; Helal complains about fraud and electoral violations during the elections; UN urges Afghan election candidates to respect poll result this weekend; IEC to start announcing partial poll result; US civilian envoy for north hopes that the election will not face a run-off; Higher Education Minister assures transparent university entrance exam.
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8 April 2014
UNAMA condemns civilians’ death in Kandahar; NDI stresses on vote count observation, electoral complaint processes; IECC says Presidential candidates’ claim to be winners is against law; Ahmadzai says he will not form any coalition if election goes to a runoff; IECC publicly hears electoral complaints from Presidential runners' representatives; BSA to be signed before transition of power - Afghan Foreign Minister; Saturday's elections are more transparent than past elections - TEFA; Civil society activists, journalists praise ANSF's performance on election day.
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7 April 2014
UN chief says polls a step forward in democratic power transfer; UN Security Council calls all Afghan stakeholders to be patient; NDI wants observers to follow vote count; Fraud-based results unacceptable – Rassoul; Snowfall hampers transfer of ballot boxes; Taliban capture Shakh Bazaar area in Faryab soon after election security forces returned; Floods wreak havoc in Laghman; Woman, children injured in rocket strike; Hasht-e-Shubh editorial says election should be a solution to problems, not problem itself; Outlook Afghanistan editorial urges next president to sign BSA soon after taking charge; Vote tallying process ends at the polling sites, the transfer process of ballot boxes to IEC provincial offices starts; World leaders, organizations call high voter turnout as a victory for Afghans; Polls watchdogs and international bodies call on candidates and supporters to restrain themselves to vote results; 162 official complaints registered to IECC; Rassoul says he accepts decisions of the electoral institutions.
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