Tolo News: Members of the Council of Presidential Candidates which represents 13 presidential runners on Wednesday said President Ashraf Ghani’s term has ended and that they will begin civil disobedience as an option to show their opposition against the continuation of the current government. Based on Article 62 of the Constitution, May 22 marks the
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani’s former National Security Advisor and a leading presidential candidate Mohammad Hanif Atmar at a gathering on Monday called the continuation of the incumbent government “illegitimate” and made some offers to the head of the state. Addressing a group of presidential candidates, Atmar said the nation and the candidates are awaiting President Ghani’s
1TV: Majority of Afghan presidential candidates have called for President Ashraf Ghani to step down as soon his mandate ends on May 22. The presidential election, originally scheduled for April this year, has been postponed twice now to September 28. Ghani has vowed he will stay in office until the election. Last month, Supreme Court
Tolo News: The appointment of Abdul Qadir Zazai Watandost, a former MP and a parliamentary candidate from Kabul, as head of the secretariat of the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of Parliament, by President Ashraf Ghani has been criticized by a number of lawyers as they said it is in contravention of the country’s Constitution. Watandost’s appointment was announced in a decree by President Ghani’s office
Ariana: According to government officials, President Ashraf Ghani is expected to inaugurate the National Assembly in the upcoming week. However, electoral observers and experts criticize the decision of opening the National Assembly, saying the move will create a new crisis if the new parliament is opened before the announcement of the final result of parliamentary elections
Tolo News: The Supreme Court of Afghanistan has approved the extension of President Ashraf Ghani’s tenure until the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for September 28. Based on the Constitution, Ghani’s tenure ends on May 22. A number of presidential candidates described the court’s decision in defiance to the spirit of the law and accuse the president
Ariana: Mohammad Ajmal Faiz has been appointed as new police chief of Balkh province, a security source told Ariana News on Wednesday. The new police chief of Balkh is endorsed by Ata Mohammad Noor the Chief Executive of Jamiat-e-Islami party. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Most of the presidential candidates are against the upcoming Grand Consultative Peace Jirga, reasoning that it is an electoral campaign for President Ashraf Ghani, a Presidential candidate said on Tuesday. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Bakhtar Aminzai, a former member of Meshrano Jirga, the Upper House of the Parliament in Afghanistan, claimed that he was fired from his post after President Ashraf Ghani asked him not to run against the Senate Speaker Fazl Hadi Muslimyar in an internal election at the Afghan Senate last year to elect the speaker
Tolo News: One week after the de-escalation of tensions over the appoinment of the new police chief in Balkh, the former governor of Balkh and the CEO of Jamiat-e-Islami party, Atta Mohammad Noor, called for implementation of agreement which has been made between him and acting ministers of Defense and Interior Affairs. In a video message