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Abdullah Backs Discussions Around System Change

Abdullah Backs Discussions Around System Change

KABUL - Following remarks by a number of political figures about a change in government’s system - from presidential to parliamentary or from centralized to decentralized - CEO Abdullah said at a gathering on Thursday discussions on altering the system are allowed and legal.
He said he believes that the alteration of the system should be done in accordance with the Constitution and that people’s representatives should decide on the details of changing the administration from a centralized system to a decentralized administration.
“The issue of changing the system is legal and discussions among politicians are allowed and it should be done in accordance with the law,” Abdullah stated.
He added: “Anyone can comment on what should be done and what is better, but MPs make the final decision [in this respect].”
Meanwhile, a number of political analysts expressed mixed remarks about the two government systems.
“Our problems will increase if we fail to create another system by amending the Constitution and if we fail to organize the plans of that new system or if we act based on our personal interests,” university lecturer Tahir Hashimi said.
“This [alteration of government’s system] is a good and favorable issue, because the centralized system has created a crisis in the country,” political commentator Ajmal Balochzada said. (Tolonews)