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We respect Afghan political, electoral process: Nicholson

AT News Report  -KABUL: Top US and NATO forces commander in Afghanistan assured western military alliance supports and respect to the electoral choices of the Afghan voters and politicians.

Gen. John Nicholson comes up to the fore with support to electoral choice of the Afghans just one day after Afghanistan’s electoral body officially embarked upon the first phase of voter registration process for the imminent parliamentary and district council elections.

Backing the electoral choices, Gen. Nicholson in his social media account wrote, “We respect Afghan political processes, evolution, Afghan politicians, and electoral choices of the people of Afghanistan.”

It’s pretty notable that on Saturday President Ghani inaugurating the voter registration process said the franchise to vote and be elected was a distinctive characteristic of a democratic system. He stressed that the government was committed to holding elections, calling upon the election commission to be impartial and transparent in the following ballot.

Voter registration will be in three phases; first phase beginning on April 14 focuses on provincial capitals and will last till May 13; second phase starting on May 15 to continue up to May 28 will focus on district centers; third and last phase to be kicked off in villages on May 30 till June 12. Voters should be aged above 18 years and have an identity card to be able to get a voter card.


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