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Lawmakers Support Election Law Amendments: FEFA

TOLOnews.com Wednesday, 29 August 2012 The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) said Wednesday that most Afghan parliamentarians want amendments to the election law. In a recent poll conducted by the group, the majority of lawmakers favoured a change in the law - specifically in the structure, duties and authority of the Afghan Independent Election Commission, FEFA chief Jandad Spinghar said at a briefing Wednesday. The briefing in Kabul included representatives from FEFA, political parties, social activists, the UN and other national and international bodies' in Afghanistan. "We wanted to give a clear picture to the political parties and social activists as to how much enthusiasm there is among Afghan lawmakers to approve the new law," Spinghar said. According to Spinghar, the lawmakers want all the election commissioners to gain vote of confidence from the parliament to hold their position in order to ensure their impartiality, effectiveness, independence, and qualifications. He also added that the new election law should also be supported by Afghan president, cabinet and politicians. "In order to have an independent and impartial and professional election commission, President Karzai, the cabinet, the parliamentarians and all politicians should support the election law," he said. Continue Reading on http://tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/7382-lawmakers-support-election-law-amendments-fefa-

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8/29/2012

Date

30

Total Participents

1 Day

Duration

Kabul

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