Newly Elected Commissioners to Start Work Officially On Saturday

(Last Updated On: November 25, 2016)

3The Newly Elected commissioners will officially start working on Saturday, but in the first step they will hold internal election to choose the chief, deputy operational manager, financial manager and secretary for the commission, saying we will soon determine the parliamentary and council district Election schedule.

Meanwhile the Election watchdogs are insisting over choosing of the elected commissioners for the both IEC-IECC commissions.

New elected commissioner GulaJan AbdulBadi Sayaid said, “We will start working officially by Saturday in the first step will select our chief, deputy operational manager, financial manager and secretary for the commission.”

He also said, “We will push through to determine the date and timing for holding the parliamentary Election with the consultation of the Government of Afghanistan.”

Earlier all the power was owned by the secretary of commissions in the past, but now the authority has been divided among all the members of both commissions.

Chairman of the Free-Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan FEFA Yousuf Rashid said, “ every single commissioner should be responsible to carry out the tasks, experience indicates that the former commissioners were not doing enough.”

Hopes are underway to see the following issues to be subjected in the priority list of the new commissioners, reformation in Independent Election Commission IEC structure, changing the staffs, drafting the Election calendar, list of the voters, declaring of the polls, recruiting the technical staffs, drawing the International financial supports.

Reported by: Bais Hayat

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