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Former Afghan VP’s Party Calls for Referendum on Federal System in Afghanistan

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

The newly established Afghanistan Justice and Freedom party, which is led by Sarwar Danesh, the former vice president, called for a referendum on the federal system as a meaningful way for the country to climb out of its current crisis.

According to the newly formed party, attempting to contrast the “modern” federal system with the primitive “kings of the territorial divisions” system is a “funny joke” but in no way constructive or serious.

No time in Afghanistan’s history has the federal system been put up for a public vote, according to a statement made on Tuesday, November 1, by the Afghanistan Justice and Freedom political party.

The statement called for a referendum on adopting a federal system in Afghanistan as a solution for the current crisis, stating that Afghanistan should be “committed to people’s vote.”

It appears that this statement was made in response to recent statements made by Mohammad Hanif Atmar, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs who also formed a political party, even though no names have been addressed specifically.

In a media interview, Atmar, the head of the Afghanistan National Movement for Peace and Justice party compared territorial divisions with federalism and said he did not accept any of them.

The Justice and Freedom Party asked everyone, including the “academic, political, and cultural elites and all those who believe in citizen-centered political thinking, national unity, and political consensus,” thoughtfully consider the concept of a federal system free of discrimination based on race and religion.

Many political figures have hailed the Justice and Freedom Party’s proposal for a federal government in the present Afghan crisis, and some political elites have referred to federalism as the most inclusive form of democracy.

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