Country Reports

Unity Government in Kabul

Afghan handover undemocratic but peaceful

The Afghan constitution barred serving President Hamid Karzai from standing again in 2014. Thus, many Afghans hoped that the third presidential election since the fall of the Taliban in 2001 would bring the first democratic handover in the country’s history. But when a victor was finally announced almost six months after the first round of voting, there was little mention of democracy in Kabul. more…

Nils Wörmer | October 29, 2014

Democratic Handover in Afghanistan?

2014 Presidential elections are crucial

Successful presidential elections on 5 April 2014 would produce the first democratic handover in Afghanistan’s history. The vote also represents a milestone in the current transition phase. The organisation and conduct of the election process and the extent of proven manipulation will reveal a great deal about the progress of Afghan democratisation. Ensuring that the election can be held across the entire country will also represent the ultimate test for the Afghan security forces – shortly before the withdrawal of NATO combat forces. more…

Nils Wörmer | March 27, 2014

Parliamentary Bulletin 06/2009

What Happens in the Afghan Parliament?

The Parliamentary Bulletin covers on a monthly base issues discussed in the Afghan Parliament. Additionally, chosen MPs make a contribution. Please follow the link to read more about June 2009. With this coverage the publication series ends. more…

Dr. Babak Khalatbari | July 25, 2009

Parliamentary Bulletin 04 & 05/2009

What Happens in the Afghan Parliament?

The Parliamentary Bulletin covers on a monthly base issues discussed in the Afghan Parliament. Additionally, chosen MPs make a contribution. Please follow the link to read more about April and May 2009. more…

Dr. Babak Khalatbari, Abdul Samad | June 15, 2009

Parliamentary Bulletin 03/2009

What Happens in the Afghan Parliament?

The Parliamentary Bulletin covers on a monthly base issues discussed in the Afghan Parliament. Additionally, chosen MPs make a contribution. Please follow the link to read more about March 2009. more…

Dr. Babak Khalatbari, Abdul Samad | April 10, 2009


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