Ashraf GhaniThe lawmakers in the Upper House of the Parliament, Meshrano Jirga, approved the legislative decree by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani regarding electoral reforms.

The approval by Meshrano Jirga lawmakers, Senators, comes days after the lawmakers in the Lower House of the Parliament, Wolesi Jirga, rejected the legislative decree unanimously.

Surprisingly, the decree was approved unanimously by the lawmakers in the Upper House of the parliament, Meshrano Jirga, which is contrast to the voting of the Lower House.

The approval by Afghan Senators paves the way for the formation of the commission for electoral reforms to appoint new members for the electoral commissions.

This comes as the Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah said Monday that the government is committed to bring reforms in the electoral system.

Reforms in the electoral system is among the top components for the formation of the government of national unity.

The agreement for electoral reforms was reached following a controversial presidential electional election in 2014 which was marred by massive fraud allegations.

The issue put the country on the brink of a political crisis but the Secretary of State John Kerry mediated to resolve the issue which led to the formation of the government of national unity.