The Chief Executive of Jamiat Islami Ata Mohammad Noor has urged the International Community not to leave behind another bad legacy as he demand the formation of a transitional government to take over power from the government of national unity whose term formally ended today as per the constitution of Afghanistan.
“Clause 61 of the Afghan constitution states that 22nd of May coincides with the end of an elected presidential term, therefore from today onward national unity government does not exist anymore,” Noor said in a video message posted online.
Emphasizing that the unity government did not rise into power as per the enforced law but obtained its legitimacy due to agreements between two electoral tickets and in agreement with international community, Noor further added that the unity government will not have a legitimacy based on previous agreement and this will not be acceptable to the Afghan people anymore.
According to Noor, the unity government leaders, attached to power, use supreme court verdict to prolong their term and compromise with democratic values and laws.
Noor urged the international community not to leave behind another bad legacy by rebuffing and compromising with the Afghan constitution for the sake of goodwill, as witnessed in 2014.
He also urged the unity government leaders to hand over the power to a transitional or acting government through a national consensus in a bid to pave the way for peace efforts to yield positive results and transparent elections, warning that failure to do so would drag the country towards a crisis.
In other parts of his speech, Noor slammed the unity government for the bad legacies it has left behind, specifically pointing to four years of illegitimate term of the parliament and controversial parliamentary elections.
Noor also added that the worst legacy the unity government has left behind is the controversial parliamentary elections which were not only transparent but majority of the contenders managed to find their way to the parliament because of political compromises and utilization of fortune.