Afghanistan parliamentary election Result 2016 Schedule Candidates Opinion Exit poll, Afghan parliamentary election Result 2016, Afghanistan parliamentary election dates winner 2016

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Afghanistan parliamentary election Result 2016 Schedule Candidates Opinion Exit poll, Afghan parliamentary election Result 2016, Afghanistan parliamentary election dates winner 2016

Afghanistan parliamentary election 2016 Schedule

Parliamentary elections will be held in Afghanistan on 15 October 2016,to elect members of the House of the People. Much of the prelude to the election has focused on the debate over reforming Afghanistan's electoral laws. The current system is one of single non-transferable vote.

Afghanistan parliamentary election result 2016 Live Here:

Leader Party Last Election
Salahuddin Rabbani Jamiat-e Islami 17
Mohammad Mohaqiq PIUPA 11
Abdul Rashid Dostum Junbish 10
Election For Date Votes Regd. Voters Turnout
House of People 15 Oct 2016 TBD TBD TBD
House of People 18 Sep 2016 4,216,594 10,300,000 40.94%

 

  • Chief of State: President Mohammad Ashraf GHANI
  • Head of Government: President Mohammad Ashraf GHANI*
  • Assembly: Afghanistan has a bicameral National Assembly (Jirga) consisting of the House of Elders (Meshrano Jirga) with 102 seats and the House of People (Wolesi Jirga) with 249 seats.

*The runner-up, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, currently shares power with President Ghani as the Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan, a newly created extra-constitutional position.  

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the House of Elders (Meshrano Jirga), 34 members are elected by regional legislatures to serve 4-year terms, 34 members are elected by regional legislatures to serve 3-year terms and 34 members are appointed by the President to serve 5-year terms. In the House of People (Wolesi Jirga) 249 members are elected by single non-transferable vote to serve 5-year terms.

Population (as of May 18, 2015): 31,822,848

Fallout from 2014 Presidential election

Most of the problems have centered around pre-existing disputes within Afghanistan's coalition government between the two main candidates from the 2014 Presidential election. The overhaul of the Afghan electoral system prior to a new parliamentary election was a key part of the post-election power-sharing deal reached between President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. Whilst both agree in not holding an election before the process is overhauled, there is disagreement on how to proceed and who should oversee the process. Ghani's recommendation of Shukria Barakzai for the post was rejected by Abdullah, who saw her as being too close to Ghani. Simultaneously Abdullah has also been strongly opposed to the same officials overseeing the election as oversaw the 2014 Presidential election, due in part to the widespread belief that Ghani benefited from the 2014 elections irregularities compared to Abdullah. Tying into this is the fact that no officials from the election have been charged with any crime or removed.In contrast to Abdullah's more hardline calls for total overhaul, Ghani's supporters have been more supportive of more limited reforms.

 

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