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PublishDate: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 17:34

Government Urged to Convene Loya Jirga

AVA- Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday in Kabul, the Spokesman of the council, Massoud Trushtwal said that the security situation in the country is “critical and fragile” therefore, the government should convene the constitutional Loya Jirga. 

However, the President’s Office said that considering the constitution, holding Loya Jirga is not possible under the current situation.

“The constitution of Afghanistan has defined Loya Jirga that include the members of provincial councils,” said the President’s Office Deputy Spokesman, Dawa Khan Minapal. “The government will act [in regard] after the provincial councils’ elections.”

Trushtwal, meanwhile, claimed that the government attempts to delay the next year’s parliamentary and provincial councils’ elections by provoking ethnic tensions and banishing politicians for various reasons. 

The concerns over possible delay in next year’s elections come as two days earlier, the Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) said that the government has no will and reform plan to hold the parliamentary and councils’ elections.

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