Project Name : Afghanistan Election Program

Afghanistan has held five national elections since the fall of the Taliban. Unfortunately, each electoral process has revealed significant flaws in the country’s democratic framework. Both the 2010 parliamentary election and 2014 presidential election were marred by widespread fraud and tarnished the legitimacy of Afghanistan’s electoral management institutions. Large numbers of irregularities and resistance to the adjudication process called into question the legitimacy of the elections and reinforced widely held perceptions of corruption and lack of accountability. FRD has been a leading organization in providing public awareness on elections to Afghan people since 2012, and FRD will be observing elections from 2018 at national and international level.