Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Afghan Official Confident on Elections
The head of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) says that there is concern for violence during the April 2014 presidential elections. However, he states a number of improvements have been made that will ensure the 2014 election will be conducted better than the 2009 presidential election that was marred by violence, voter intimidation, ballot stuffing, corruption, and fraud. The election official is hoping to avoid some of the past election problems. Read more in "Afghanistan Says Set to Ensure Elections Avoid Past Problems", The New York Times, February 9, 2014.