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The President’s Decree Guarantees The Transparency of Elections

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  The recent decree of Afghan president that bans all state’s military and civilian organs and their staffs from intervening in elections affairs , insists on ensuring the process of the election can also guarantees the transparency of the process.
BNA political affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes recently Dr. Ashraf Ghani the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan issuing a decree instructed all state’s military and civilian organs and officials to avoid any intervention in election affairs. In addition, according to the decree all security and defense forces of the country are obliged to ensure the security of polling stations and the voters and to prevent irresponsible armed people that can harm the working process of elections.
The decree released in a time there is outcry that there are certain circles inside the state who are architecting the process of parliamentary and presidential elections. In addition, a number of politicians and critics of the state consider the elections commission as a depended organ and bring their activities under question and warn against its consequences.
However, the recent decree can guarantee the transparency and fairness of the elections and ends all concerns in that regard.
The president releasing the decree gives this message to people that not only the presidential office not interfere in elections affairs, but not tolerate the interferences of others in programs and working process of the elections. Anyone who wants to disturb and harm the process would be responsible against the law.
The decree not only guarantees the transparency of the elections, but also removes the concerns regarding to the interferences in works of elections commissions and provides the ground for elections commissions to manage and carry out their duties more independently and further restores their trust and confidence.
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA General Director

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