Afghan Presidential Election

Afghanistan regime could collapse after troop pull out, says report

The Afghan government could fall apart after Nato troops pull out in 2014, particularly if presidential elections that year are fraudulent, a report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) said yesterday.

Tuesday, 9 October, 2012, 4:41am

Elections chief predicts higher turnout

More candidates standing for Election Committee than in 2000 - though more will win seats without a fight this time

With a record 1,101 candidates running, the elections chief expects voter turnout for this year's Election Committee poll to be higher than six years ago.

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

By-election turnout

There was a record low voter turnout (less than 15 per cent) for the by-election to pick members of the Election Committee that will choose the next leader. What does this mean for the July 10 election? Share your views: write to us

3 May 2005 - 12:00am

Officials will be quicker on the count

The results of the Legislative Council elections are expected to be available from about noon on September 11, the day after polling day.

Chief Electoral Officer Li Wing said it was hoped all the results would be announced up to five hours earlier than at the last election, in 1998.

17 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Election votes to be counted at five regional centres

Ballot papers from Legislative Council polls in September will be counted at regional centres for the first time, it was announced yesterday.

In previous elections, votes have been counted at a central office, leading to criticism the process takes too long - more than 12 hours in some cases.

24 Feb 2000 - 12:00am