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Electoral reform commission seeks suggestions

Electoral reform commission seeks suggestions

Jul 30, 2015 - 17:33

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): In a bid to ensure transparency in the election, the electoral reform commission on Thursday said the government was committed to bring drastic reforms to the election system to ensure free, fair and transparent ballot, the commission chief said on Thursday.

The commission has formally begun getting suggestions from political parties, civil societyinfo-icon organizations, womeninfo-icon rights activist and international stakeholders regarding reforms to the electoral system.  

Shah Sultan Akefi said the commission wanted to make the process transparent and the government was committed to bring reforms to the body.

Earlier, the electoral reforms commission reassured to evaluate all conditions for which election commissioners got nominated and would incorporate changes to the laws in order to ensure neutrality during elections.

The electoral reforms commission was formed following a presidential decree and officially started work last week. The panel is headed by Shah Sultan Akefi.

Sediqullah Tawhidi, the commission’s deputy chairman, told journalists earlier that in the commission has developed work plans and ways to obtain suggestions from civil society, major political figures, youth associations and women’s rights organizations.

He added next week some members of the panel would travel to seven parts of the country in order to collect suggestions from people of all walks of life.



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