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Majority unhappy with power-sharing deal: Survey

Majority unhappy with power-sharing deal: Survey

May 17, 2020 - 21:24


KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Seventy-Seven percent participants of an online survey conducted by Pajhwok Afghan News are unhappy over power-sharing deal between President Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah while 23 percent termed he deal in the interest of the country.

This comes at a time when NATOinfo-icon, Iran, Turkey, US, India welcomed the power-sharing deal between Abdullah and President Ashraf Ghani.

Following months of political wrangling, President Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah on Sunday signed a power-sharing deal.

In line with the agreement, Abdullah will lead the High Council of National Reconciliation. The council will have executive authority.

A copy of the agreement received by Pajhwok Afghan News, reads the high council would be formed of political leaders, national figures and the president would give consultation in important issues.

According to the agreement, Dr. Abdullah will lead NRHC in Sapidar Palace and the council will have five deputies – two from Stability and Partnership team and the rest from President Ashraf Ghani camp.

Based on the agreement, the NRHC chief will lead all negotiations of the national reconciliation process, national peace process and has the authority to appoint the staff for the State Ministry of Peace.

The government will fund the NRHC as a special budgetary unit, the head of the council will be the second person in the country and his advisers will be given the protocol of state security as per the deal.

Pajhwok Afghan News on its facebook page asked people for their reaction to the power sharing deal.

Seventy-seven percent participants of the survey said they are not happy about the deal while the remaining pined hoped and termed the agreement in the interest of the country.

Three hundred and seventy five participants of the survey shared different views

Different views:

A facebook named Afghan Walas wrote: “Power greedy people again slapped the western democracy on its face and those who inked their figure and took part in polls degraded themselves and people.”

Atiqullah Mashal wrote: “We did not see good days from a government with two leaders and it brought harms and losses. Ashraf Ghani often said that we should get lesson from history but today the history of previous government tenure repeated which will not have good result.”

Bakhtullah wrote: “They acted against the constitutions, so there is no need for election. We are not happy.”

Samiullah Watanyar wrote: “Ashraf Ghani shouted and deceived people, never deceived on shouts.”

Positive views

Shukraullah Wesal said: “It was a positive step because neighboring countries and Khalilzad did not want this government to be formed therefore the president decision to share power is a positive step.”

Zia Sabir wrote: “The agreement ensured our unity so I am really happy. Our foreign enemies are too many so we should think internally. We should end our internal differences, a proper administration is vital not that who hold the power.”

Yasir Hamid wrote: “You took a positive step, you think about the construction of the country. I am sure after a year all of them will call you Zaar Kalan. Peace in the country is vital for us nothing would be formed from differences.


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