ENTIKHABAT 97: Election Systems Discussed
The Afghan government is considering the Single Non-Transferable Vote (SNTV) system for the elections, however political parties and movements have asked for the use of the multi-dimensional representation (MDR) for the elections.
The SNTV is an electoral system used in multi-member constituency elections. In any election, each voter casts one vote for one candidate in a multi-candidate race for multiple offices. Posts are filled by the candidates with the most votes. Thus, in a three-seat constituency, the three candidates receiving the largest number of votes would win office.
The cost of the SNTV system is less but analysts said it has more defects.
It is believed that the system will mostly benefit independent candidates.
In this episode host Sadaf Amiri discusses the topic with the following guests:
Mohammad Nataqi, head of political parties committee
Ainuddin Bahaduri, Lawyer
Qais Hassan, disqualified candidate
Zabi Sadat, IEC deputy spokesman