Afghanistan Election

Afghanistan's incumbent president Ashraf Ghani registers for re-election

De facto prime minister Abdullah -- Ghani's partner in the fragile unity government -- is among at least 14 other candidates who have joined the race.

published on : 20th January 2019

Afghanistan postpones presidential election

Parliamentary elections were fraught with delays after the few staff trained on the biometric system did not show up at the polling booths and countless registered voters could not find their names on

published on : 26th December 2018

Afghan peace: Khalilzad hopes for peace deal with Taliban before April 2019

Taliban during the talks allegedly pressed for a postponement of next year's presidential elections and the establishment of an interim government under a neutral leadership.

published on : 19th November 2018

United Nations Security Council hails 'courage' of Afghan voters

They also took note of the situation in Kandahar, where the ballot was postponed due to security incidents until this coming weekend, saying it was important that the vote goes ahead.

published on : 24th October 2018

On day 2 of elections, roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan 

The Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate are both active in Nangarhar.

published on : 21st October 2018

Doctors, mullahs, feminists, prison inmate to contest Afghanistan elections

Campaigning for public office is challenging in a country where daily life is stalked by the threat of suicide attacks and fierce fighting between militants and government security forces.

published on : 17th October 2018

'Price of democracy': Afghans risking their lives to vote

Nearly nine million people have registered to vote, but far fewer are expected to turn out on polling day due to threats of violence and expectations for massive fraud.

published on : 16th October 2018

Afghanistan: At least 12 killed in bomb attack on election rally

At least nine election candidates have been killed in the lead-up to Afghanistan's long-delayed parliamentary elections on October 20.

published on : 13th October 2018

Election candidate among eight killed in Afghan suicide bombing

The suicide bomber was on foot and had a suicide vest under his clothes when he entered Achakzai's campaign office, the spokesperson said.

published on : 9th October 2018

UN chief discusses regional dynamics with top Afghan official

The two leaders discussed the upcoming parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, prospects for peace negotiations and regional dynamics.

published on : 26th September 2018

Kabul election centre suicide bomb attack: 'Nobody in Afghanistan will vote'

A suicide bombing outside a voter and ID registration centre in Kabul killed at least 57 people, and injured 112 people.

published on : 22nd April 2018