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Abdullah to Ghani: ‘What Does Your Highness Spend Your Time On?’

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The Diplomat, 12 August 2016

Article on recent impasse between president Ghani and CEO Abdullah quotes AAN’s dispatches on whether the NUG is about to run out and links to one of its dispatches on electoral reform:

The two-year deadline is September 2016. But as Martine van Bijlert and Ali Yawar Adili pointed out in a late May 2016 article, “it is clear that these timelines will not be met.” The holding of a Loya Jirga with the authority to amend the constitution requires parliamentary and district elections. But electoral reforms–in addition to rolling out national electronic identity cards–are at a virtual standstill, delaying the needed elections until after September at the earliest.