Source: Dwecha wela Date: 11/11/2014
The Afghan constitution foundation has asked the afghan government to make the election reform commission soon. The upcoming parliamentary elections coming the request for reforming the constitution is increasing. Reforming election system is one of the afghan presidential election discussions. The presidential election discussions have faced Afghanistan with crisis. Looking at this point the Afghan national unity government is also asking to reform election commission.
The agreement Afghan national unity government says, to make a commission on reforming election commission. The agreement says, within one year the election system will bring the radical changes. In the name of afghan civil society members of 13 foundations had asked Afghan government to make the election reform commission soon to reform the election commission.
Yousef Rasheed said from FIFA foundation of free and fair election that commission should be independent.The commission should make a way that all the people become witnesses for the reform of election. According to the Afghan constitution, the National Assembly elections must be the year 2015 in the month ofApril, but the parliamentary elections date is not specified.
Millions of additional cards
The commission members said for the transparency of Afghan elections not having electronic Tazkiras are a huge obstacle. The government was trying to issue the electronic tazkiras before the presidential elections of 2014 but it didn’t happen.
Afghanistan’s election commission, says that from 2004 to 2014 years around 17 million election ID cards are issued. It is in a situation that in Afghanistan, the deserving number of voters is 12 million. The additional use of ID cards in the election, is considered the main reason for fraud.
Afghanistan’s election commission officials said, until the number of the voters is not specified in election centers, it’s extremely difficult to hold elections. It is in a situation that in past 13 years the citizens are not officially counted and the population of the provinces is not specified in Afghanistan. Civil foundations say if the reform of election didn’t happen, parliamentary elections will also face the serious crisis.
In the elections of Afghanistan, another problem is the voting behalf of other people.The complaints about presidential and provincial council elections in 2014 shows thatin remote villages and towns, males of the families voted on behalf of women or the leaders of the villages go to election centers and use a lot voters ID cards on behalf of the villagers. On the other hand, including the parliament, some organizations are requesting to replace the current officials of the election.