Afghan government fires election commission as controversial presidential vote looms

The New Arab
Fecha de publicación: 
18 Feb 2019

President Ashraf Ghani has given civil society representatives and political parties one week to appoint a new election commission after firing the previous administration on Tuesday.

The Afghan government on Tuesday fired its election commission more than three months after chaotic parliamentary elections - the results of which have still not been announced - and ahead of July's controversial presidential vote.

President Ashraf Ghani is among the candidates for president in an election that was to be held in April but was postponed because of the overwhelming number of complaints about the chaos that surrounded October's elections for Parliament.

A terse four-sentence statement from Ghani's administration said both the Independent