Press Release on Recent Decision of the Electoral Complaints Commission to Remove Some of Potential Candidates of Wolesi Jirga

The National Unity Government had always been and is committed to holding a transparent, fair and timely election as well as independence and competencies of the Election Commissions which are specified explicitly in the law. The government fully respected and respects independence of the Independent Election Commission and the Electoral Complaints Commission in accordance with the laws of the country.

Holding the elections, based on the declared date, is the wish of the nation and the government, arising from the National Unity Government’s obligation to comply with the constitution of Afghanistan and other laws of the country. Therefore, there is no doubt about holding election in a timely manner.

The success of this national process is subject to cooperation of the people and observance of the laws by all groups and all people.