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Govt respects IECC’s decision on candidates

Govt respects IECC’s decision on candidates

Aug 12, 2018 - 21:02

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace on Sunday welcomed the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC)’s decision of disqualifying a number of candidates in the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon or lower house elections, saying the government respected electoral bodies’ decisions.

The IECC on Saturday removed 35 possible candidates from the final list and said the removed candidates were not eligible to stand in the Wolesi Jirga elections.

Mohibullah, AmanullahHotaki and Ahmad Shah from Uruzgan; Abdul Rahman Shahidani from Bamyan; Fawzia Kufi, Mariam Kufi, Mohammad Nabi Bayan and Abdul Hamid from Badakhshan; Sayed Jafar Naderi, Asadullah Islamzoy and Hayatullah Wafadar from Baghlan province are among the disqualified candidates.

Asadullah Sharifi from Balkh; Ghulam Haidar Jailani and Noor Ahmad Sikandar from Parwan; Allahmir and Nawid Ibrahimkhel from Paktia; Bashir Qanit and Asadullah Ayub from Takhar;, Liaqatullah Babakrkhel and Jabbar Jabbarkhel from Khost; Masuma Khawari, Mohammad Asif Azimi and Raees Khairullah from Samangan are other candidates disqualified.

Sakhi Nawid from Faryab, Qais Hassan, Muslvi Tarakhel, Sayed Daud Naderi, Sadaqat Zahid, Ziaulhaq Amarkhel and Ehsanullah Atif from Kabul; Akbar Stanikzai from Logar, Shayesta Baz Naseri from Kunduz, Jawid Zaman from Nangarhar; and Sher Ali Ahmadzai and Zardad Faryadi from Kuchiinfo-icon zone are also suggested by the IECC to be removed from the final list.

A statement from the Presidential Palace to Pajhwok Afghan News said: “The national unity government has always supported transparent, fair and on time elections, authorities and independence of electoral commissions are clear in the law. The government fully respects the IECC and Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) decisions.”

The source said holding elections on schedule was people’ and government’s demand and was in line with the country’s constitution.

“The success of this process depends on people’s cooperation and obeying laws of the country by all classes of the societyinfo-icon,” the statement added.

The Wolesi Jirga and district council elections are scheduled for October 20 and presidential election on April 20 next year.


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