Stressing the need for urgent reforms in the electoral system, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials believe the Parliamentary elections if held with the same electoral structure will possibly lead the country towards crises.
IEC commissioner Sareer Ahmad Barmak said on Saturday that transparent Parliamentary election was linked to political will of the government and international community.
“If the coming elections are to be held with the same classic system, definitely we will face new crises,” Barmak said, warning if the government is not serious in bringing reforms, the international community will no longer provide financial aids and support the security forces.
Meanwhile, the former IEC chief, Fazl Ahmad Manawi, warned that holding of parliamentary elections before necessary reforms would be a political suicide.
“I don’t believe holding of elections could be possible without reforms,” Manawi said, warning that the IEC officials would likely create chaos in order to retain their seats.
According to election monitoring bodies, if necessary reforms were not brought into the electoral system, neither the international community will support the elections, nor the people will participate in the elections.
The MPs have proposed amendments in more than 30 articles of the election law; however the changes are yet to be finalized and approved by the Parliament.
But the legal and judicial commission of the House of Representatives says the amended election law will be finalized after the winter recess of the MPs.
After the National Unity Government (NUG) was formed following the longest Presidential Election in Afghanistan’s history which was marred by massive frauds, both the NUG leaders, President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah, promised the nation to bring necessary reforms in the electoral system to avoid reoccurrence of crises.