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Ghani, Abullah committed to reforming electoral regime

Ghani, Abullah committed to reforming electoral regime

Mar 15, 2016 - 21:55

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace on Tuesday said both unity government leaders President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah were committed to reforming the country’s electoral regime.

A statement from the Presidential Palace said the decision to bring about electoral reforms was not of an individual but it was based on understanding between the unity government leadership and proposals from parliament, political parties and the Special Electoral Reform Commission.

Considering the principle of impartiality and independence, civil societyinfo-icon members representing womeninfo-icon to defend their rights had been included in the selection committee, tasked with introducing new election commissioners.

The statement said the Afghanistaninfo-icon government was committed to bringing reforms to the electoral system and it supported the selection committee in carrying out and executing its activities. The committee would start its activities soon.

The new presidential decree on electoral reform has called for the creation of a new selection committee which would include chairmen of both houses of parliament and representatives of the Supreme Court and the Constitution oversight commission, the head of the human rights commission and civil society activists.

The selection committee will recommend individuals to the government for approval as commissioners on the two electoral bodies --- the election commission and the complaints commission.

The latest decree has reduced the committee’s chief office term from the previous three years to two and a half years and has increased the age limit from 30 to 35 years for members of the two electoral bodies.


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