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 FRONTLINE/WORLD Fellows . AFGHANISTAN - Without Warlords . The Ballot, Not the Gun | PBS
The other political party leader is a former general and powerful figure that Kohistani's party denounced in a press release for alleged war crimes.
The new parties are pinning their hopes on parliamentary and local elections slated for spring 2005 -- a bigger democratic test than the presidential elections, many people told me. But the unchecked power of armed regional commanders continues to undermine basic security and human rights, as well as political reforms.
Parties in Afghanistan are prohibited from having ethnic agendas, but many of them draw support from traditional bases centered around ethnic, tribal or regional loyalties.
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Afghanistan's Constitutional Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly) approved a 162-article constitution on 04 January 2004, establishing a presidential system of government with a bicameral legislature, enshrining equal rights for men and women and scheduling national elections later in the year.
The list of 23 individuals was comprised of 19 independents and four candidates representing specific political parties or coalitions.
The list of independents included Karzai, who was not affiliated with any political party, and General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the head of the powerful Junbish-e Melli-e Islami-ye Afghanistan, which was backed by its own military units.
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 Governance - US Department of State
These lists form the ballots for the Wolesi Jirga, or the lower house of the National Assembly, and the Provincial Council in each of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.
The lists comprise 5,805 candidates -- 2,778 for the Wolesi Jirga and 3,027 for the Provincial Councils, with 583 women candidates.
Political Parties: USAID co-hosted a conference on the role of political parties in Afghan democracy on April 17.
usinfo.state.gov /sa/south_asia/new_afghanistan/na_governance.html   (901 words)

 Fueling Aghanistan's War (Human Rights Watch Backgrounder, December 15, 2000)
Afghanistan has virtually the world's lowest life expectancy and literacy rates and the highest rates of infant, child, and maternal mortality.
The record of all parties' failure to abide by the standards of international humanitarian law in the conflict is of such extreme severity that Human Rights Watch is calling for such an embargo and appropriate enforcement mechanisms as a matter of urgency.
The various parties comprising the United Front also amassed a deplorable record of attacks on civilians between the fall of the Najibullah regime in 1992 and the Taliban's capture of Kabul in 1996.
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 Socialist Alternative
In his 13 years of political work, Dr King’s radicalism was largely rooted in the interests, needs, and aspirations of the fl working class and the poor.
This was reflected in his determination to alleviate the economic, social, and political misery faced by working people and the poor with a programmatic call for a total “redistribution of wealth,” guaranteed annual income, the need to nationalize some industries, and a “revolution of values.”
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 RAWA.org: An overview of the situation in Afghanistan after "liberation"
All over Afghanistan, farmers are freely cultivating the poppy, and according to various reports, sophisticated factories have been set up in eastern, northern, and southern areas, where hundreds of kilograms of high-quality, easily transportable heroin is being produced.
Afghanistan's range lands have deteriorated due to drought, while fragile forests have been depleted by illegal logging and community demands for firewood.
NGOs operating in Afghanistan are crying for assistance, but much of the promised aid has yet to arrive, and private charities and governments alike complain that they have stretched their scarce resources as far as they will go.
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 Iraqi political groupings and individuals
For this purpose, presented a list of 4000 recruits to Pentagon officials, of whom 1000 were selected on 17Dec02 to be given military training in Hungary with the U.S. Army's European Command, to provide the basis of a new Iraqi national army.
Campaigned for liberal democracy, political reform, land reform, progressive taxation and workers' rights, with limited engagement with international issues (though it did organise protests against the Portsmouth treaty, 1948); was part of the national front of 1957 (see ICP notes).
As communist parties were persecuted, a number of leftists joined the party; in response, Chadirchi urged the party to model itself on the British Labour Party, to distinguish itself from Marxists and radical nationalists.
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Afghanistan produces 75% of the world's opium, says the UN During the 1990s, five or six provinces in Afghanistan were cultivating opium poppy.
Oil and gas are not the direct causes of the war in Afghanistan, but understanding the motives of long-term US policy towards that country is important.
The bad news may be for political analysts, because the numbers are far smaller than those that many have used.
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 9. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, New York, 10 December 1984   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Concerning to this matter, it declares that the settlement of disputes between the States Parties, such disputes may be referred to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice with the consent of all the Parties concerned and not by one of the Parties.
The Government of Sweden is of the view that as regards the latter, this general reservation, which does not clearly specify the provisions of the Convention to which it applies and the extent of the derogation therefrom, raises doubts as to the commitment of Qatar to the object and purpose of the Convention.
It is in the common interest of States that treaties to which they have chosen to become parties are respected as to their object and purpose, by all parties, and that States are prepared to undertake any legislative changes necessary to comply with their obligations under the treaties.
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 Political Science Graduate Program Reading List
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 After the Elections: The Road to Political Stability in Iraq
Although the election results determining which party won how many seats will be the immediate focus of attention, in the long run the balance of power in the legislature will not be as important as the degree to which the various political parties can effectively cooperate within a national coalition to address Iraq’s many problems.
This time, Sunni Arab political and religious leaders, who have openly concluded that shunning the elections was a mistake that set back their interests, called for their followers to participate in the elections to provide a stronger Sunni Arab voice in the next parliament.
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 Political Affairs Magazine - Canada's Election: Stop the Big Business parties - Elect progressive MPs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There is wide public appreciation of the fact, given the current balance of political forces in the country, that the current minority government situation is much preferable to a new majority government led by either of the big business parties - Liberal or Conservative.
In such circumstances, it is crucial that once again working people exercise their wise judgement by denying either of the two big business parties a working majority in the new parliament.
For its part, the Communist Party of Canada will participate in the election, campaigning to inform as many Canadians as possible of the views of our Party and the "people's alternative program" which we advance.
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 The Bush Doctrine: Selective Bullying
If so, then Russia should be next on the list.
In addition to developing dangerous new weapons, Putin is attempting to wipe out small political parties, he's bombed innocent civilians in Chechnya, and he's supported warlords in Afghanistan.
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 Politics of Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As of 2006 the system of government in Afghanistan is in transition.
Afghanistan held parliamentary elections on 18 September 2005.
Political parties in Afghanistan are in flux and many prominent players have plans to create new parties.
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 Vista: Rebranding Political Parties in BC Politics
The party is desperately irrelevant, despite having fifteen times more legislative presence than between 2001 and 2005, when their 1990s majority was decimated to 2 seats: notice the pattern again.
This was a wise strategic move as appealing to the centre is the first rule of BC politics, as it is traditionally polarized.
When the Socreds were destroyed in 1991, Gordon Wilson's centrist BC Liberal party stole a key segment of their vote.
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It is by no means meant to be a comprehensive list of all Iraqi political groups.
The political arm of the congress is the Assyrian United Front.
The party was critical of the Iraqi National Congress in that year for its apparent disregard for the Assyrian role in the opposition.
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 Education World® - *Social Sciences : Political Science : World Government : Middle East : Afghanistan
Islamic State of Afghanistan Offers a directory of government officials, a list of international embassies, and visa information.
Political Reference Desk Afghanistan Provides basic statistics, plus a breakdown of election results and a description of the legislative groups.
Political Resources of Afghanistan Net guide to Afghani political systems provides links to political parties, law guides, nonprofit organizations and electoral procedures.
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 Political parties, and political groups worldwide
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Third Parties '96 is a movement to build a new mainstream political party
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 Iowa politics archive at Political Forecast   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Afghanistan Politics
encourage women’s participation in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan and as well as provide the possible opportunity in educational and health for the Afghan children who are the victims of war, immigration and uncertain situation inside and outside the country in the refugee camps."
Institute for Afghan Studies - Informative site on Afghanistan politics, news, personalities with analysis, commentaries and reports.
Afghanistan Online - Who's who, political groups, discussion forum and cartoons.
www.afghana.com /Government/Politics.htm   (556 words)

 List of Georgian political parties, electoral blocs to stand in elections
List of Georgian political parties, electoral blocs to stand in elections
The Party for the Consolidation of Citizens of Georgia
The Party of National Unity of Georgia bloc.
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 PBS Previews | Crashing the Parties 2004
But regardless of the size of their audience, the fate of third party candidates is predetermined.
Viewers will meet all the third party candidates who are on enough state ballots to have a mathematical chance of winning the presidency.
CRASHING THE PARTIES 2004 is part of the national October line-up of "By the People," PBS' series of political documentaries, news specials and educational programs aimed at getting more voters involved in the electoral process.
www.pbs.org /previews/parties_2004   (800 words)

 Afghanistan and the US: selected internet resources
Afghanistan maps (countrywide, urban, ethnic and historical) courtesy of the University of Texas library
Afghanistan political and environmental maps, courtesy of international relief organizations
War and wildlife: the Afghanistan conflict and its effects on the environment
www.lib.berkeley.edu /SSEAL/SouthAsia/afghan_US.html   (1035 words)

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 Oblivion || issue9: AOL blocks political information
What they may not realize is that parental controls also block web pages of American colleges and universities, government agencies, libraries, and major political parties.
I further tested the "young teen" setting with a list of political sites from the Government Documents Department of the Ingram Library of the State University of West Georgia (http://www.westga.edu/library/depts/).
The search for the term "bully," which yields 607 hits when performed by a "mature teen" or an adult, yields only 7 hits when searched by a "kid." The results are supposed to appear in order of relevance, and they do.
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 Political Parties
Conservative Party or PSC [Ciro RAMIREZ Anzon]; Liberal Party or PL [Luis Guillermo VELEZ]; Patriotic Union or UP is a legal political party formed by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC and Colombian Communist Party or PCC [Jaime CAICEDO]; 19 of April Movement or M-19 [Antonio NAVARRO Wolff]
Fiji Labor Party or FLP [Mahendra CHAUDHRY]; Fijian Nationalist Federation Party or NFP [Singh RAKKA]; Fijian Political Party or SVT (primarily Fijian) [Maj. Gen.
political party activity is organized along largely sectarian lines; numerous political groupings exist, consisting of individual political figures and followers motivated by religious, clan, and economic considerations
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 Country Information, a world portal on countries, politics and governments
In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical territory.
It is used casually in the sense of both the concept of nation (a cultural entity; see below) and state (a political entity).
Strict definitions tend to place it as meaning only the state [1], though general use is wider than this [2].
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