2019 Afghan presidential election

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2019 Afghan presidential election

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President before election

Ashraf Ghani

Elected President


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Presidential elections will be held in Afghanistan on 28 September 2019.[1]


The elections were originally scheduled for 20 April, but the Independent Election Commission announced on 26 December 2018 that they would be postponed until 20 July,[2][3] in order to resolve problems that became apparent during the October 2018 parliamentary elections. The additional time will be used to verify voter lists and train election workers on the new biometric identification system. On March 20 2019, the IEC once again delayed the election, this time by two months from July 20 to September 28. A spokesman blamed the delay on changes in election laws along with management and technical problems--the presidential vote will now coincide with local council votes and delayed parliamentary elections in Ghazni Province.[4]

Electoral system[edit]

The President of Afghanistan is elected using the two-round system; if no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the first round, a second round will be held featuring the top two candidates.




  1. ^ Taylor, Guy (1 April 2018). "Afghanistan sets election date; could impact Taliban peace talks". The Washington Times.
  2. ^ Afghan presidential election delayed by three months BBC News, 26 December 2018
  3. ^ Afghan presidential elections postponed until July 20: official Al Jazeera, 30 December 2018
  4. ^ Najafizada, Eltaf. "Afghanistan Presidential Election Once Again Delayed by Two Months". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 2019-03-20.