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At a gathering to mark the ninth anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution, a group of Helmand elders on Thursday blamed the executive, judiciary and legislature for violating the Constitution and other laws of the land.

"The government is not implementing the laws equally. Those with power always violate the law," one of the gathering's attendees said.

Helmand's provincial governor, Mohammad Naim, who was also present at the gathering, urged the people to cooperate in the full implementation of the Constitution and enforcement of laws.

"We should get together to fully and equally implement the Constitution. Yes, there are people who violate the Constitution to get personal benefit," Governor Naim admitted.

The Afghan Lawyers Network released a report on the same day that accuses President Karzai of more than 60 violations of the Constitution.

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