Afghanistan Election 2018 and Reconciliation process – Global Village Space

Parliamentary elections were held in Afghanistan, on 20th October 2018.  Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC), had announced parliamentary election would be held in October 2018; almost three years after the expiry of sitting parliament’s five-year mandate. Following the bitterly contested Presidential election in 2014, both candidates; President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah agreed to the major overhaul of Afghan electoral system before conducting new parliamentary elections.

United Nation’s General Secretary had highlighted the need for free and fair elections terming them necessary for Afghan political cohesion. President Ghani had vowed to hold parliamentary elections before Presidential elections slated for 2019. Total of 2650 candidates are to contest elections for 250 seats in the house of people, termed as Wolesi Jirga. Preliminary results are expected by November 10, 2018, while final results ….. Read More on Global Village Space