A Ridiculed Election Show of US-NATO on the Stage of Afghanistan – Global Research


29-10-18 08:51:00,

On October 20, 2018, there were Parliamentary Elections in Afghanistan. The election was fully funded and influenced by US-NATO to give legitimacy to their puppet regime in Kabul. Obviously, holding so-called election in an occupied country never represent the will and interest of the people of occupied country but rather it serves for the military, political and economic interests of NATO leading countries headed by US, UK, Germany and France.

The current parliamentary election was held after three years delay, completely in contradiction to Afghanistan national constitution. The puppet government is not the outcome of election and votes of the people but, it is the yield of a compromise between the leading candidates of the presidential election 2014 and their foreign masters in NATO. The puppet government of Ghani-Abdullah which was created by John Kerry the US secretary of state in 2014, widely faced with the opposition from National Assembly as well the people who participated in presidential election and recognized this product of the John Kerry as an insult to their votes and will. So, the new illegal government which then named itself “the National Unity Government” to reduce the tension between the parliament and government, agreed to increase the salaries and privileges as well as extend the duration of the exiting parliament members by postponing the coming election for further three years. Through this unofficial agreement, while before most of the introduced candidates for ministries being rejected, but following this agreement, they were collectively accepted, and the level of opposition decreased.

The US-NATO along with its puppet regime in Kabul held the election in circumstances where they have control on less than 60% of the territory of Afghanistan. And it means 60% of the citizens will not or cannot participate in the election. You can image that the government failed to well manage the polling station only in Kabul city where it was supposed to start the voting on 8 am but due to delay supplying of technical materials, it started 11 am and some regions 1 pm. That is why the Election Commission announced to continue the process for next day where they opened a way for potential fraud and corruption out of the sight of “independent observers”.

The official report says that 12 million people are eligible to vote,

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