ENTIKHABAT 97: Discussion Centers Around Election Issues
Supporters of a number of political parties and political movements on Wednesday staged a demonstration in two areas of Kabul to press the Afghan political leadership and the election commission to meet their demands regarding the election process.
The protestors criticized the Presidential Palace for its reluctance to create a joint commission of government and political parties to undertake some basic changes in the election system and warned that they will expand their civil protests unless government and the Independent Election Commission (IEC) meets their demands for reforms in the election system.
However the Presidential Palace (ARG) so far has not reacted to the move, but the election commission has hit out over the demands by the political parties – especially that involving a biometric system on election day.
In this episode of the program, host Karim Amini discusses the topic with Mohammad Natiqi, head of the political parties political committee, Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi, deputy spokesman of IEC and Najibullah Ahmadzai, former IEC chief.