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Candidates Organize Civil Movements Against Government

(Last Updated On: May 23, 2019)

In spite of the oppositions, President Ghani is on power even though his tenure ended on Monday, May 22.

The Council of Presidential Candidates believes that this action is an indecency and ignoring the country’s Constitution by ARG (Afghanistan’s Presidential Palace).

Faramarz Tamana, a presidential candidate, says that they do not want to break the government structure; however, the government should respect the law and the oath that they had made at the beginning of their tenure.

This members of the Council warned that they and their supporters will organize civil movements including disobedience in the next few days against the government to prevent the illegal extension of President Ghani’s tenure.

“The Afghan people do not accept this situation. They will organize the legal movements in case the government leaders ignore our demands and continue their illegal administration,” said Qader Shah, Spokesperson for the Peace and Moderation election ticket led by Mohammad Hanif Atmar.

Despite the closure of roads leading to the ARG by containers on Wednesday due to possible protests, ARG said that President Ghani will continue working in his position normally.

Based on article 61 of the country’s Constitutions, the National Unity Government legal term ended today, May 22.

However, the Supreme Court of Afghanistan approved the extension of President Ashraf Ghani’s tenure late on April until the re-election of a new president.

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