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On October 20, the Afghan people will go to the polls for parliamentary elections, organized by the Independent Election Commission.
Initially scheduled for the fall of 2015, the elections of the 250 members of the Wolesi Jirga (House of the People or Lower House) have been postponed several times. Voters will elect the Wolesi Jirga to a five-year term, choosing among candidates from 33 out of the 34 provinces.
To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Afghanistan: 2018 National Parliamentary (Wolesi Jirga) Elections. IFES FAQs include:
Download IFES' FAQs on Elections in Afghanistan: 2018 National Parliamentary (Wolesi Jirga) Elections.
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