Ghani, Abdullah To Talk On Electoral Reforms


Sources close to the Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s office say that the two leaders will soon discuss electoral reforms at a meeting which will happen with the help of the United Nations political office in Afghanistan.

“Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani discuss the rift with the mediation of the United Nations,” said Saleh Mohammad Registani, a member of the electoral reforms commission.

It is expected that the single-seat constituency plan will be the main discussion point between Ghani and Abdullah.

Meanwhile, a number of electoral monitoring organizations said the issue of electoral reforms has been politicized and that it needs interference by some countries to stop.

“Unfortunately, it has changed into a personal issue and it has been highly politicized. We will step into a deep crisis if it is not addressed,” said Yusuf Raheed, chief executive of Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan.

“This problem will decrease Afghanistan’s trust for the international community. It will create problems for the country’s future,” said Shah Mahmoud Mal, member of Integrity Watch Afghanistan.

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