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CaFFE urges hastening of provincial elections

The Campaign for Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) urged all parties concerned to take steps to hold the provincial council elections immediately.

CaFFE said that parliamentarians who clamored to protect parliamentary democracy in October and November, last year, have forgotten the peoples’ right to representative democracy.

Acting Executive Director of CaFFE, Manas Ahmed, said that the tenure of six out of nine provincial councils have expired, and that the tenure of the other three local councils are to expire within the next few months. However, there were still no preparations to hold provincial council elections, he added.

Holding elections on time has been a hallmark of democracy, but the current administration was violating those principals, Ahmed said. The final decision on the provincial council elections has to be taken by parliament and, if there were issues with delimitation and other technical aspects, the elections could be held according to the Proportional Representation System.

Ahmed added that some sections who were clamoring for democracy for 56 days since October 26, last year, had now forgotten people’s right to representative democracy. CaFFE said it hoped that parliamentarians would remember the promises made during that period and take steps to hold the provincial council elections as soon as possible.



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