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All Non-Biometric Votes Should Be Declared Invalid: Hekmatyar

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hizb-e-Islami, on Sunday said that all non-biometric votes should be declared invalid as he talked on elections.
 
Hekmatyar claimed that his party’s candidates got the majority votes in parliamentary elections.
 
“Despite fraud in the election, Hizb-e-Islami candidates have won one-third of votes in recent parliamentary election,” Hekmatyar said. 
 
Hekmatyar also said that the National Unity Government (NUG) leaders divided the electoral commissions' commissioners between themselves and asked them to do fraud in their interest.
 
Hekmatyar said that candidates are giving bribes for securing seat in parliament.
 
Hekmatyar said the main reason for the current crisis is poor government.
 
On presidential elections, Hekmatyar said that they have a group of political parties and its high council will decide on presidential candidate. 
 
“The council will be the ultimate authority in the next regime. We don't want a dictator president.” Hekmatyar said.
 
Hekmatyar further said that Hizb-e-Islami will not nominate an independent candidate in the presidential election, but the candidate will be introduced in coordination with other parties.”
 
Hekmatyar also criticized government's advisory board for peace, saying its role should not be advisory but it should have full authority to decide during negotiations.
 
“All political parties denied joining advisory peace board except government officials,” Hekmatyar added. 
 
The formation and authorities of the High Advisory Board for Peace, which encompasses incumbent and ex-government officials, political parties and some prominent politicians, was faced with mixed reactions last week on Thursday, as the political committee of the political parties called the formation of the new body unacceptable. 
 
The political parties have stepped up their separate efforts to negotiate with the Taliban, said the committee of the political parties.
 
Meanwhile, officials from the High Peace Council (HPC) have criticized what they call defects in the structure of the new board.
 
This comes after the Afghan government on Tuesday announced the establishment of the high advisory board for peace and a peace negotiating team of government members, aimed at creating a national consensus for brokering purposeful peace talks with the Taliban.
 
The peace advisory board encompasses at least 17 political and Jihadi personalities. But a difference of opinion among the political parties shows their views are not unanimous regarding the nature of the peace process with the Taliban.

All Non-Biometric Votes Should Be Declared Invalid: Hekmatyar

Speaking at a press conference in Kabul, Hekmatyar called parliamentary elections full of fraud and corruption.

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Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hizb-e-Islami, on Sunday said that all non-biometric votes should be declared invalid as he talked on elections.
 
Hekmatyar claimed that his party’s candidates got the majority votes in parliamentary elections.
 
“Despite fraud in the election, Hizb-e-Islami candidates have won one-third of votes in recent parliamentary election,” Hekmatyar said. 
 
Hekmatyar also said that the National Unity Government (NUG) leaders divided the electoral commissions' commissioners between themselves and asked them to do fraud in their interest.
 
Hekmatyar said that candidates are giving bribes for securing seat in parliament.
 
Hekmatyar said the main reason for the current crisis is poor government.
 
On presidential elections, Hekmatyar said that they have a group of political parties and its high council will decide on presidential candidate. 
 
“The council will be the ultimate authority in the next regime. We don't want a dictator president.” Hekmatyar said.
 
Hekmatyar further said that Hizb-e-Islami will not nominate an independent candidate in the presidential election, but the candidate will be introduced in coordination with other parties.”
 
Hekmatyar also criticized government's advisory board for peace, saying its role should not be advisory but it should have full authority to decide during negotiations.
 
“All political parties denied joining advisory peace board except government officials,” Hekmatyar added. 
 
The formation and authorities of the High Advisory Board for Peace, which encompasses incumbent and ex-government officials, political parties and some prominent politicians, was faced with mixed reactions last week on Thursday, as the political committee of the political parties called the formation of the new body unacceptable. 
 
The political parties have stepped up their separate efforts to negotiate with the Taliban, said the committee of the political parties.
 
Meanwhile, officials from the High Peace Council (HPC) have criticized what they call defects in the structure of the new board.
 
This comes after the Afghan government on Tuesday announced the establishment of the high advisory board for peace and a peace negotiating team of government members, aimed at creating a national consensus for brokering purposeful peace talks with the Taliban.
 
The peace advisory board encompasses at least 17 political and Jihadi personalities. But a difference of opinion among the political parties shows their views are not unanimous regarding the nature of the peace process with the Taliban.

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