Ghazni Parliamentary, Provincial Councils Elections to be Held in Summer

Kabul (BNA) First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Tuesday that various elections will be held across the country in summer, including the long overdue Ghazni parliamentary elections as well as provincial council, district council and municipal elections.

VP Saleh said that in a meeting chaired by President Ashraf Ghani and members of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), he was tasked with reporting on the constituency for the provincial council elections for another month.

According to VP Saleh, constituencies is one of the most complex and sensitive issues in elections as it could lead to various groups in society feeling sidelined or undermined.

“Our wish is that all these elections are held. But if we can’t hold them all due to logistical problems, we will definitely hold one or two,” he said.

The Ghazni elections meanwhile where delayed in 2018 due to serious security issues.

President Ghani meanwhile met with the IEC on Sunday to discuss election plans.  In a statement issued by the president’s office, ARG stated that IEC commissioners showed their preparedness for holding elections across the country.

President Ghani welcomed the IEC’s plans and said government was committed to the principle of elections and would provide the necessary resources.

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