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Ghani reiterates resolve on electoral reforms

Ghani reiterates resolve on electoral reforms

Apr 30, 2015 - 17:11

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said the unity government is committed to overhauling Afghanistaninfo-icon’s electoral system to ensure free, fair and transparent elections.

A statement from the Presidential Palace in Kabul said President Ghani, who returned from India last night, met Indian Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi on his last day of a three-day state visit to India.

On Wednesday, diplomats from the United Nations, the US, the UK and the European Union (EU) linked future international aid for Afghanistan with fair and free elections at a meeting with Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah at his office.

The diplomats put renewed emphasis on early electoral reforms in Afghanistan and linked international assistance with free and fair future elections, a statement from the CEO office had said.

In India, President Ghani told Gandhi that Afghanistan was thankful to India for its economic assistance.

He said democracy reflected masses’ demands in better way and his government wanted to strengthen democratic institutions in Afghanistan.

Electoral reforms are part of the national unity government deal reached between then presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Adullah after last year’s inconclusive presidential election.



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