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Youth in Kabul rejects change in election date

Youth in Kabul rejects change in election date

Sep 12, 2013 - 16:33

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A youth organisation on Thursday held a gathering in Kabul and warned against bringing any change to the April elections’ timetable, saying the vote should take place as scheduled.

“The National Youth Coalition” head, Abdul Razzaq Haidaryar, told the gathering there was no alternative to the elections, which should take in line with the Constitution.

The gathering came comes days after hundreds of people during a rally in Kabul asked the government to delay the April 5 elections until 2018 due to insecurity.

But Independent Election Commission chief Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani on Wednesday told the Meshrano Jirgainfo-icon there was no possibility of any change in the election timetable, insisting the vote would take place as scheduled.

The youth leader, Haidaryar, said the upcoming elections should be inclusive and transparent in order to have a legal future government.

“Like every section of the societyinfo-icon, the youth is also responsible to keep an eye on the election process and prevent fraud,” he said, adding they would support a presidential candidate who had the ability to preserve the gains achieved over the past decade.

The gathering said it was supportive of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Afghanistaninfo-icon and the US, but would not tolerate any compromise on national interest issues.



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