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WJ emphasizes on reforms of electoral system

(Last Updated On: March 16, 2015)

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Afghanistan Wolesi Jirga (WJ) emphasized on reforms in electoral system, urging the National Unity Government (NUG) to form the Electoral Reforms Commission before holding the parliamentary election.

WJ stressed on holding the parliamentary election in the specific time and said the Parliamentary election should not be held contrary to the constitution.

For the transparency of Afghan parliamentary election, WJ demanded the system of electoral institutions and to be changed and the electronic ID cards to be distributed by the national unity government.

Representatives in Parliament said that the upcoming parliamentary election will be worse than the presidential election if electoral system not reforms.

Nazir Ahmad Ahmad Zai, deputy speaker of WJ said, “People faced many problems in the last election. To have a transparent election, the electronic ID cards should be distributed and electoral system should be reformed.”

“Electoral reforms would not be acceptable if it based on 50+50 option.” Naqibullah Feyeq, a member of WJ said.

Months have been passed since the formation of the government of national unity but the electoral reforms commission; one of the agreements made in NUG have not been formed yet.
Reported by Abdul Azizi Karimi

 

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