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FEFA, the Electoral Reform Commission and Political Parties Discussed on Changing of the Electoral System

The representatives of political parties and civil society organizations talked with the representatives of the Electoral Reform Commission on three cases of the recommended package of the Electoral Reform Commission on short-term electoral reforms which were rejected by government. The meeting was held by technical assistance of FEFA. At the beginning of the meeting Mohammad Yousuf Rasheed, the executive director of FEFA, presented information about FEFA’s activities on electoral reform and appreciated the performance of Electoral Reform Commission. Mr. Rasheed said, “Three cases of the recommended package on short-term electoral reform which were not accepted by government and sent back to the commission for further enrichment are very important and all relevant institutions must work on further enrichment of these three cases.” Mr. Rasheed pointed to the importance of changing the electoral system and the role of political parties in election. Subsequently, Mr. Rahmatullah Salehi, the election officer of FEFA presented a power point presentation on electoral systems including the proportional system and explained the strengths and weakness of each system. Then, the deputy of Electoral Reform Commission, Mr. Sediqullah Tuwhidi, thanked FEFA for convening the meeting and assured that the commission is committed to accomplish its mission and reforming the electoral system of Afghanistan. He pointed to the need for electoral reform and presented information on performance of the commission. He said that acceptance of 10 cases of the recommendations of the commission by the government is a step forward and they make attempt to enrich the cases which were not accepted by the government. Another member of the Electoral Reform Commission, Mr. Saleh Mohammad Registani, presented information on three rejected cases (The electoral constituencies, the Transparency Committee and the electoral system) which were rejected by the government and specifically talked on changing of the electoral system and strengthening political parties’ participation in election.

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5/10/2015

Date

21

Total Participents

1 Day

Duration

Kabul

Location

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