ELECT II Annual Progress Report 2014
Enhancing Legal and Electoral Capacity for Tomorrow, phase II, (ELECT II), is a four-year United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project that provides direct support to Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC). ELECT II also supports the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC), although in order to avoid any conflict of interest, project support to the IECC is delegated to two subcontracting partners: the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). ELECT II is funded by 14 international donors.
In 2014, ELECT II contributed towards the peaceful transition of power from President Hamid Karzai to a National Unity Government, with Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as President and Abdullah Abdullah as Chief Executive Officer. ELECT II provided support to the IEC which conducted the two rounds of the Presidential Election (a first round on 5 April and a run-off round on 14 June), plus 34 Provincial Council Elections (held on the same day as the first round of the Presidential Election).