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Govt leaders out to rig electoral system in their favour: Ahadi

Govt leaders out to rig electoral system in their favour: Ahadi

Mar 14, 2016 - 23:51

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon’s New National Front (ANNF) party on Monday criticised the performance of the government, accusing the rulers of seeking to engineer the election system in their own interest.

ANNF, an opposition party, was created under the leadership of Anwarul Haq Ahadi on January 24. The Harakat-i-Islami Millat Afghanistan (Islamic Movement of Afghanistan) party announced its merger into ANNF at a conference in Kabul today.

The Islamic Movement of Afghanistan (IMA) party head, Syed Mohammad Hadi Hadi, said the reason for his party’s merger into ANNF was the government’s failure to keep its promises.

He claimed: “Leaders of the illegal unity government had promised so many times to improve security and economy during the presidential election campaign, but all their promises have turned out to be big lies.”

Hadi said the government had been monopolised by two people -- a reference to President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah -- who had pushed the country into problems.

“When we saw the ANNF’s creation on the spur of the moment and its honesty in raising its voice for the social equality of all Afghans, we joined the party to support its mission,” he remarked.

Anwarul Haq Ahadi, ANNF head, thanked IMA and said: “Based on our strategy, we want to bring reforms about reforms and ensure social justice, a process that is progressing well.”

He called the current government unsuccessful and asked for fresh presidential elections. “The government has no credibility; Afghanistan is faced with economic, security and political problems, reelection is the only way to resolve them.”

Any type of legislative decree regarding electoral reform would be unacceptable to them as long as it was not discussed with the opposition, civil societyinfo-icon and other relevant organisations, he concluded.


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