Elections in Afghanistan: June 14 Presidential Runoff Election

Publication Date: 
12 Jun 2014

Following the April 5 first-round Presidential Elections, Afghans will return to the polls on June 14 to vote for their next President. This is the final round of elections for what is expected to be the country’s first democratic transition of power between heads of State. Afghans also voted for provincial council candidates on April 5.

With no presidential candidate receiving more than 50 percent of the vote in the first round, citizens will choose between the two candidates who received the most votes on April 5: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. The winner will take office at a particularly important time for the country, as the International Security Assistance Force prepares to withdraw most troops by the end of 2014.

To help you understand this historic runoff vote, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Afghanistan: June 14 Presidential Runoff Election IFES FAQs include:

  • Who are citizens voting for in the presidential runoff election?
  • Why is a runoff election required?
  • What was the voter turnout in the first round of elections?
  • Who will observe during Election Day? How can they get accreditation?
  • Download IFES' FAQs on Elections in Afghanistan: June 14 Presidential Runoff Election.

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