Second Vice President said he supports the semi-presidential leadership system – which includes elements from both parliamentary and presidential systems.
Parliamentary System Will Create Political Instability: Danish
After hearing recommendations from a research team on the Afghan Constitution as well as on the judicial and executive branches, the Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish at a gathering on Monday said the parliamentary system is not applicable in the current situation.
According to an agreement signed between the National Unity Government leaders in September 2014, a Loya Jirga – Grand Assembly – should be held two years after establishment of the incumbent government to change the chief executive position to prime minister.
Hinting indirectly at this, the second vice president said Afghanistan lacks ‘powerful political parties’ and it will create political instability in a parliamentary system.
“The presence of the prime minister alongside an elected president with major authorities will create contradictions and inconsistencies,” Danish told researchers at the ceremony.
He said he supports a semi-presidential system predicted in the Constitution, adding that this leadership system has components from both parliamentary and presidential systems.
Meanwhile, Danish urged government to increase the authorities of provincial and district governments.
The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) which conducted the research pointed out to some problems in the judicial and executive branches and meanwhile made some recommendations for the Constitution.
The research also reviewed judicial and executive branches.
The research center suggests that there are some contradictions between the two branches – judicial and executive; therefore, courts mostly pay attention to political issues rather than legal matters.
The second vice president meanwhile pointed out to elections mentioned in the Constitution. He said holding seven elections, based on the Constitution, would be a difficult task.
He said some challenges in the Constitution must be reviewed and amendments should be brought based on the requirements of time.