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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, February 28, 1980-Page 7

MSA plans election reform

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BY MITCH STUART
Members of this year's Michigan
tudent Assembly (MSA) election
'board agreed yesterday that
organization and planning will prevent.
the recurrence of problems that caused
many to label last year's election a
fiasco.
Election Director Ross Romeo, ap-
pointed Tuesday night by MSA, said he
plans to spend "well over 100 hours"
working on this year's election, to make
sure it goes off as smoothly as possible.
MSA President Jim .Alland echoed
the sentiments of many current MSA
members when he told the election
board, "We want to run a very efficient,

very fair election with a minimum
budget."4
LAST YEAR, University Vice-
President for Student Services Henry
Johnson certified the MSA general elec-
tion when the Central Student Judiciary
refused to do so. The reasons CSJ listed
for non-certification included: polling
sites closed or unmanned, blank ballots
and ballot boxes left unattended in MSA
offices, and an overall sloppy election.'
The status of CSJ is still in review,
and should come before MSA after
spring break. It has been suggested
that the election board take respon-
sibilty for certifying the election. Some
people, however, including several
"oard members, have objected to this

plan on the basis that the election board
shouldn't be in a position to certify its
own work.
Johnson said yesterday he does not
know the full details of this year's elec-
tion, but is putting his trust in the
people,who will be running the election.
"(ALLAND) GIVES me assurances
that the process has been tightened up
and I trust his judgment on that,"
Johnson said.
"I think it's extremely crucial that
they have a very good election this
year," Johnson said.
He added, however, "I don't intend to
.directly get involved with that."
The election board discussed at'

yesterday's meeting specific plans to
make the election run smoothly.
JEANNE BARR, MSA Com-
munications Coordinator, said, "I want
to publicize this election and really get
a lot of students involved."
Other suggestions were brought up
that might improve the quality of the
election:
" Using different colored ballots for
different schools;
* Publishing voting instructions
ahead of the election; and
* Making sure polls are manned at
all times (473 person hours was
suggested as the tentative total time
pollworkers would be on duty).

Afghan anti-
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -
Afghan authorities resorted to large-
scale repression and executions after
last week's anti-Soviet uprising in the
capital of Kabul, according to a report
published here yesterday.
The report by the Associated Press of
Pakistan, which could not be indepen-
dently confirmed, quoted diplomatic
sources as saying an Islamic scholar
was among those killed by authorities
in the aftermath of the bloody street
fighting.
MASS ARRESTS also were made, the
report said.
Medical sources said at least 300
civilians and an undetermined number
of Soviet and Afghan troops were killed
in the fighting that led to the imposition
of martial law in Kabul. That, in effect,
made the Soviet commander there the
head of the Afghan government.
The Pakistani news agency, quoting
reports from Afghanistan, said Moslem
Afghan rebels and government troops
"sustained heavy casualties and
losses" in "bitter fighting" the past few
days..
IN ONE INCIDENT, the report said,
rebels ambushed a caravan of gover-
nment troops on a road between
Jalalabad, in eastern Afghanistan, and
Kabul and "killed 400 troops and

Soviet protests repressed

Sam Snead on Jack Nicklaus: "Jack
is the best golfer I've ever seen. He
combines all parts of the game better
than anyone else."
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destroyed a number of armored
vehicles."
Western diplomats in'New Delhi said
the general strike by shopkeepers that
prompted the uprising showed only
small signs of letting up.
One diplomat in New Delhi, quoting
reliable Afghan sources, said 20 per
cent ot 25 per cent of the shopkeepers in
Kabul opened for business yesterday,
but that the strike was still crippling the
economic life of the city. Underground
organizers of the strike have given no
indication when it will end, and the

Afghan sources described the city as
"very tense."
THere were indications, meanwhile,
that Soviet leaders were softening the
conditions under which they might
withdraw their troops.
In Moscow, American businessman
Armand Hammer said Soviet President
Leonid Brezhnev told him during a
meeting the "problem could be solved"
if the United States and Afghanistan's
neighbors "guarantee they would use
their influence" to end interference in
Afghanistan's internal affairs.

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