Nabil’s Team: SC Interpretation for Extension of Government Unconstitutional Post May 22

The Security and Justice Election Team led by Rahmatullah Nabil and Mehwar-e Mardom-e Afghanistan say that the interpretation of the Supreme Court from article 61 of the Constitution for extension of NUG government after (First Jawza) May 22 is in cotta dictionary to constitution.

The joint statement of Mehwar-e Mardom-e Afghanistan and Election Team led by Rahmatullah Nabil which was released on Tuesday states that, in accordance with article 61 of the constitution of the country, the president’s tenure ends in (First Jawza) May 22 of the 5th year after the election.

“The extension of the president’s tenure based on the provisions of the constitutional review which took place in 2009, cannot confer legitimacy to extension of an unlawful status,” statement added.

The statement emphasizes that ” Security and Justice Election Team and Mehwar-e Mardom-e Afghanistan in cooperation with politicians, tribal elders and people, considers it as their duty and responsibility to use all legal channels and civil protests to put an end to this unlawful action after (First Jawza) May 22.

Security and Justice Election Team and Mehwar-e Mardom-e Afghanistan while stating that the authorities of the president should be confined, has emphasized that the president should abstain from issuing any legislative or statutory decrees, as well as avoid the change, transformation or appointment of high officials and decision makers in the government.

Prior, the Supreme Court of Afghanistan said that, given the political and security situation, the decision of the election commission to postpone the presidential election, preventing the vacuum of power, delay in government duties and continuing presidential work, the work of president Ghani and the vice-presidents can continue until (Mizan) September 2019.

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