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IECC Claims Efforts Being Made To Change Election Law

The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Monday said that there are some indications that certain elements are trying to bring changes to the final list of parliamentay candidates and even want to amend the election law.
 
But the IECC did not name those who are allegedly trying to use their influence to change decisions. 
 
The IECC also called on the government to take necessary steps for the implementation of the decisions made by the commission.
 
Meanwhile, President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri said that the president has clarified that all decisions around the election is the authority of the election commissions and that government will not meddle in the process.  
 
The IECC however made it clear that there will be no change made to the final list of candidates.
 
“We are witnessing some efforts which are aimed at bringing changes in the legal decisions made by the independent electoral complaints commission or to change the law because the decisions are not reversible, but all decisions taken are legal and all of us are obliged to abide by the legal decisions,”  said IECC secretary Ali Reza Rouhani.
 
He said that some candidates have not accepted the decision made by the IECC and now they are threatening the IECC and government.
 
He said that government so far has not taken the necessary steps to implement the decision made by the IECC. 
 
“Any decision which is taken by the election commissions are in line with the prevailing laws of the country and are applicable,” said Chakhansuri.
 
Meanwhile, supporters of disqualified candidates are continuing their protests in front of IEC offices  in Kabul and several other provinces.
 
“We will continue our protests until they tell us our faults whether we committed a crime or a murder,” said Najibullah Khpulwak, a protestor.
 
According to the IECC, government has announced its support to the commission about the disqualification issue.
 
The IECC said that individuals and institutions should refrain from making irresponsible comments about the IECC’s decisions.
 
The IECC also warned high level government officials in the provinces against supporting the disqualified candidates.

Elections 2019

IECC Claims Efforts Being Made To Change Election Law

The commission claims efforts are being made to underhandedly overule decisions made by the body. 

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The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Monday said that there are some indications that certain elements are trying to bring changes to the final list of parliamentay candidates and even want to amend the election law.
 
But the IECC did not name those who are allegedly trying to use their influence to change decisions. 
 
The IECC also called on the government to take necessary steps for the implementation of the decisions made by the commission.
 
Meanwhile, President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri said that the president has clarified that all decisions around the election is the authority of the election commissions and that government will not meddle in the process.  
 
The IECC however made it clear that there will be no change made to the final list of candidates.
 
“We are witnessing some efforts which are aimed at bringing changes in the legal decisions made by the independent electoral complaints commission or to change the law because the decisions are not reversible, but all decisions taken are legal and all of us are obliged to abide by the legal decisions,”  said IECC secretary Ali Reza Rouhani.
 
He said that some candidates have not accepted the decision made by the IECC and now they are threatening the IECC and government.
 
He said that government so far has not taken the necessary steps to implement the decision made by the IECC. 
 
“Any decision which is taken by the election commissions are in line with the prevailing laws of the country and are applicable,” said Chakhansuri.
 
Meanwhile, supporters of disqualified candidates are continuing their protests in front of IEC offices  in Kabul and several other provinces.
 
“We will continue our protests until they tell us our faults whether we committed a crime or a murder,” said Najibullah Khpulwak, a protestor.
 
According to the IECC, government has announced its support to the commission about the disqualification issue.
 
The IECC said that individuals and institutions should refrain from making irresponsible comments about the IECC’s decisions.
 
The IECC also warned high level government officials in the provinces against supporting the disqualified candidates.

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