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MPs to meet Karzai on special court, acting ministers

MPs to meet Karzai on special court, acting ministers

May 16, 2011 - 18:01

KABULinfo-icon(PANinfo-icon): Some lawmakers will meet President Karzai to discuss the fate of a special court looking into allegations of fraud linked to last year's parliamentary election, Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon's speaker said on Monday.

They will also ask the president for an early introduction of his remaining Cabinet ministers to lower house of the parliament for a vote of confidence, Khalid Pushton told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The special court was created on December 22, 2010 by the Supreme Court following a series of protest demonstrations by losing candidates to investigate the alleged electoral fraud and irregularities during the Sept. 18 ballot.

The Wolesi Jirga has long been calling on the president to dissolve the special court, calling it an illegal body.

Lawmakers would also urge the president to replace the acting ministers with his ministers-designate by a vote of confidence.

Ministries, including water and energy, womeninfo-icon's affairs, public healthinfo-icon, urban development, transport and civil aviation, communications and information technology and higher educationinfo-icon are being run by the acting ministers.

The Cabinet also includes those acting ministers who failed to get a vote of confidence from the parliament about 18 months ago.


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