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Talks underway on setting up electoral reform panel: CEO

Talks underway on setting up electoral reform panel: CEO

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Jan 31, 2015 - 13:47

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah on Saturday said creating a joint commission for brining reforms to the election process was mandatory based on a political agreement between government leaders.

Asif Ashna, deputy spokesman for the CEO, told Pajhwok Afghan News reforms in the electoral system were a responsibility of the national unity government.

He said the CEO had shared its recommendations with the parliament. “After the cabinet formation, we plan to create a joint commission. Discussions in this regard have been underway and the panel would be formed soon to start work.”

Ashna said it would be impossible to win people’s trust and have a clean system in Afghanistaninfo-icon in the future if the election process continued to be flawed.

The presidential and the CEO might have differences on the subject but the creation of such a commission was mandatory, Ashna believed. The proposed reforms would be shared with the parliament for approval, he concluded.

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