KABUL - In an exclusive interview with TOLOnews on Wednesday, a number of political parties raised their voices against the comments made by the first Vice-President of Afghanistan, Marshall Mohammad Qasim Fahim about changing the political system of the country.
The politicians said, "If efforts are made to stay in power under the name of changing the political system of the country, it will not be acceptable to the political parties, coalitions and the people of Afghanistan.'
A number of political parties and coalitions warned that any kind of efforts to hold Loya Jirga (traditional gathering) and bring changes in the Constitution is against the national interest of the country.
It comes in after, the first Vice-President of Afghanistan Marshall Mohammad Qasim Fahim while speaking at the Governors' National Conference on Tuesday about changing the political system of the country, gave clear indication of internal differences within the government and the war for power inside the Presidential Palace.
The National Coalition of Afghanistan warned that any kind of efforts put in by the government to stay in power will be detrimental for the people of Afghanistan and nobody will let them do that.
Fazlur Rahman Orya, Spokesperson of Afghanistan National Coalition said, "These efforts are being made to stay in power under the name of changing the political system of the country. And, if this is implemented, it will not be acceptable to the political parties, coalitions and the people of Afghanistan. The government should not waste its time in this regard."
Meanwhile, a number of Right and Justice Party members called the recent speeches of the first Vice-President an indicator of increasing differences within the Presidential Palace.
Abas Naweyan, member of Right and Justice Party said, "If efforts are being made to change the political system, it is un-Constitutional and the political parties should not allow the government to do this."
The National Front of Afghanistan said that any attempt made to bring changes in the political system of the country must be done according to the Constitutional norms.
Sardar Mohammad Rahimi, member of National Front of Afghanistan said, "The recent speeches of the first Vice-President regarding changing the political system of the country has emerged because of internal differences from within the Presidential Palace. The President has one idea and Marshall another regarding the political system of the country."
The Governor of the northern Balkh province Atta Mohammad Noor suggested the Parliamentary system of governance for the country as it has given good results in the countries following that system.
Atta Mohammad Noor said, "Parliamentary system is a useful system and it always had a good impact on the country following it."
The first Vice-President on Tuesday said that he had spoken to President Karzai about changing the political system of Afghanistan. He reminded him about creating of a political system in the country that is accountable for fulfilling the needs of the countrymen.
Fahim warned that for the residents of the country, political transition is more concerning than security transition. He also mentioned that these concerns are further aggravated by some pro-US elements. (Tolo News)