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New Coalition Is Due to Ghani’s Poor Leadership: Deputy Speaker

(Last Updated On: July 3, 2017)

Afghan parliament deputy speaker claimed on Monday that President Ghani’s poor leadership is the reason behind formation of a new political coalition under the name of “Coalition to Rescue Afghanistan”.

“It is great if the objective behind a political coalition is the survival of Afghanistan, some parliamentarians fear of the new coalition and I think it is not a matter of concern,” deputy speaker of the House, Hamayoun Hamayoun said.

He went further and reasoned,” because this is the President’s poor leadership who has failed to reconcile with his deputy, his governor and deputy of the country’s chief executive”.

A new coalition was formed between Jamiat-e-Islami led by Acting Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and Governor of Balkh Atta Mohammad Noor, Junbish Millie led by First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum and Wahdat Islami led by Deputy Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq in Turkey.

Establishment of the new coalition sparked mixed reactions among Afghan politicians, especially in the Afghan national assembly where some of them backed the coalition while others criticized the move by the three powerful groups in the country.

“They must not be an extra trouble for the people of Afghanistan, their stance is for more power and more role in the government. They cannot feel the pain of our people nor they want to work for the people,” MP Humira Ayoubi representing Farah province claimed.

Ali Akbar Qasimi, a member of parliament from Ghazni province asserted,” there were also coalitions under the names of Protection and Stability and National Front of Afghanistan, no one said it is against the interest of people and affects our unity, but they say the new coalition is against the national unity, the interest of people and it takes Afghanistan to a disaster while this is an incorrect belief”.

The positive and negative views about the new coalition come at a time as the country is in a state of political turmoil with increasing insurgency activities, corruption within the government and internal political tensions.

Reported by: Rafi Seddiqi

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