Sept. 13, 2010, 2:05 p.m.
As part of it's ongoing coverage of the upcoming election in Afghanistan, The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has released an election update brief, which highlights observations form NDI's observation mission in the country. The brief contains information on the political parties registration and campaign material. You can view the previous reports here, here and here.
Most of Afghanistan’s political parties were unable to register in time to get their names on the Sept. 18 election ballot as a result of requirements in a new election law passed in September 2009. Before the new law was passed, more than 100 parties had registered with the Ministry of Justice (M0J). But this year, only five political parties were able to register in time to be listed with their candidates.