Afghanistan’s parliamentary election was to be held before 22 May, according to commission, but due to lack of funds and security concerns was postponed until September 18.
On June 23, 2010, the full list of candidates was announced; 2,577 candidates filed to run, 405 of them women. On July 7, 2010, the Electoral Complaint Commission announced that it had disqualified 36 candidates because of ties to illegal private militias.
On the other hand, beside known faces and characters, we witness many new and fresh personalities in the list of candidates. Baktash Siawash, for instance, who has been an intellectual Afghan journalist and blogger, alongside his writings and blogs, has been TV announcer for Tolo TV, presented programs like کنکاش (Explore), انتخابات 88 (Election 88), and many other desirably. He has been a triumphant journalist, but all of a sudden, he determined that reporting was not the only work he is to do his entire life. Hence, he stood to nominate himself in the parliament.
That is a great job Mr. Siawash, but could you please clarify to us what caused you to turn to politics. However, you have observed and conversed to so many parliament members and other politicians, you have seen a variety of them.
How you got attracted to stand there, and by which one of them have you been impressed? I approximate, there could be one of these reasons: you assessed yourself as being better than them.
OR, you thought that now you are experienced enough to nominate yourself and challenge those whom you have assembled for replying questions in different agenda.
OR you might be impressed by any of them.
No doubt, it is also possible that you truly want to serve in Afghanistan (as all politicians claim)
well, we have no objections, but hope you be the victor and accomplish the job just as you have done being a journalist.
But you may require to keep in mind and be cautious that there is a huge dissimilarity between asking questions and responding to questions.