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Arg’s Three-member Democratic Leadership

Everyone, from the leader to a common person, from the intellectual and political activist to social media activists, complain about the three-member democratic leadership in Afghanistan.
The same issue was discussed in the plenary session of the House of Representatives earlier this week and the members of the parliament raised their voices in protest. The main discussion was on the ‘ethnic composition’ of the delegation that has to be sent for peace talks that has to be held between Taliban and the republic system representatives in Istanbul, Turkey.
Dr. Zia Ariainejad, the representative of the people of Samangan in the parliament, in response to the speaker of the parliament, said that in the current government, from the Minister of Finance to the Minister of Defense and Interior, and National Security Advisor (NSA), the entire authority lies with one person and that is President Ashraf Ghani, who leads with only four persons of his own choice and no one else is allowed to work. Ariainejad called this sort of democracy a national betrayal.
Meanwhile, Ashraf Ghani and his circle of followers seem to be defending the democracy with such fervor and flattery that no one can judge they were the same people who organized fraud in the presidential and parliamentary elections, which dealt irreparable and heavy blows to the system of democracy in Afghanistan, and took away the right of decision and government making from the common people of the country.
Niloufar Ebrahimi, a representative of the people of Badakhshan, also said at parliamentary session that “90% of the Pashtun people are going to participate in Istanbul meeting on behalf of the Tehreek-e-Taliban.” He added that the Taliban did not consider President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani “a Pashtun”. He called the Afghan conflict “ethnic” and added that “the other side of the Taliban conflict is not Ashraf Ghani, but a large part of the Afghan people.”
Why do people complain about this ‘iron triangle’ in the Arg?
Critics believe that this three-member democracy is so evil and cruel that it has monopolized this system and this government and this republic. The members of this triangle are discriminating and prejudicing, they are violating others’ rights; they do not value other parties and leaders; they use the law to their advantage, and do not adhere to any commitment, covenant or justice and fairness. In all political and social affairs, like distribution of identity cards, are against the approved and signed law, and through use of force and threats. They want to hold peace hostage, and they want the three-member democracy to remain in Afghanistan and its people.
If this three-member democracy has the ability, capacity, skill and management to use the power correctly, or to act and defend the rights of the people and uphold justice, they can be considered legitimate, but they have never shown that they have such capabilities. Rather, they have made the matters worse.
Those who speak for the support of millions of people criticize this three-member democracy, and raise this rightful question that how three people have taken the responsibility of a republic and a government in their hands and there is no one to question them?
To get Afghanistan out of ethnic tensions and ideologies of superiority, it is necessary to adopt a policy that strengthens the solidarity and cohesion of different ethnic groups for common interests. The prevailing ideology of ethnic supremacy in Afghanistan, in which elites, intellectual leaders, political-ethnic groups play an important role, is a dangerous phenomenon that will seriously hinder the country’s transition from an ethnic to a nation-centered democracy.
(Sahar News)

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