Posts Tagged ‘ECC’

Despite Rhetoric of Wanting the Best for Afghans Karzai Threatens to Join Taliban

Despite criticisms that negotiating with the Taliban could give the militant insurgent group legitimacy, as well as his own constant assurances that all he wants is what is best for the Afghan people, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has allegedly threatened on more than one occasion to join the murderous, oppressive, militant Taliban insurgency. Unfortunately, Karzai’s […]

Karzai to Allow Two Foreigners Into Electoral Complaints Commission

After signing a decree last month that would have given him full control over Afghanistan’s Electoral Complaints Commission, Afghan President, Hamid Karzai has backtracked and agreed to let two foreigners into the watchdog group. The Electoral Complaints Commission was the group responsible for uncovering much of the the massive fraud in the second Afghan Presidential […]

U.S. Approves Karzai’s Take-Over of Election Group

Responding to yesterday’s news that Afghan President Hamid Karzai, himself accused of massive election fraud, has taken full control over Afghanistan’s election watchdog group, the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC), the U.S. Department of State has said that the legislation can be seen as a vital step towards Afghanistan taking responsibility for it’s own governance. However, […]

Times : Karzai Government ‘Is The Taliban’s No. 1 Recruiting Tool’

An editorial in yesterday’s New York Times calls Hamid Karzai’s amending of the Afghan Constitution to give him full control over appointment of all five Electoral Complaints Commission officials in Afghanistan a blatant power grab. Though Karzai’s representatives said the amendment was a bid got ‘afghanise‘ the election process in Afghanistan, however, the Times sees […]

Hamid Karzai, Accused of Election Fraud, Now Appoints All Election Officials

During Afghanistan’s second Presidential election this past August, the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (a body of the Afghan government) was exposed for it’s fraudulent practices that showed an inherent bias towards Hamid Karzai. At the time, the Electoral Complaints Commission, a watchdog group whose membership was largely appointed by international actors, was considered to […]