Taliban Dissolves Afghan Election Commissions

The Taliban dissolved two independent election commissions in Afghanistan, as well as state ministries.

The Taliban dissolved the Independent Election Commission and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission because they saw “no need for these commissions to exist and operate,” government spokesperson Bilal Karimi said.

“If we ever feel a need, the Islamic Emirate will revive these commissions,” Karimi said, as quoted by AFP News.

The commissions administered and supervised all types of elections, including presidential.

The Taliban also announced that it dissolved the Ministry for Peace and the Ministry of Parliamentarian Affairs.

The Taliban had already shut down the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and replaced it with the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice.

© Fourth Estate® — All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.