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Parliamentary polls may be postponed for a year: Danish

Parliamentary polls may be postponed for a year: Danish

Apr 01, 2015 - 15:28

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Second vice President Sarwar Danish on Wednesday said that parliamentary election may be postponed for one year.

In his address to the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon, Danish said that election would take place after reforms were brought to the electoral system.

In line with ballot laws, constitutional and legal tenure of lower house ends on June 21 and election for the new house should take place one or two month before the end of June 21.

The second voice president said the reformation of election commission would take one year time and therefore conducting parliamentary election was not possible before electoral reforms.

After a long delay, President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree on March 21 regarding formation of a commission which would put forward reforms to the electoral system.

The Chief Executive Office has said the nomination of Shukria Barakzai as head of election reform commission was not acceptable to them and urged the government to consider another person to head the commission.




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