Karzai accords consent to election law
Under Article 64 of the Constitution, the president had signed the 16-chapter law that was approved by a joint parliamentary team, the Presidential Palace said.
On Wednesday, Karzai signed into law a bill regarding the structure, duties and powers of the Independent Election Commission and the Electoral Complaints Commission.
On Monday, a joint commission of both houses of parliament approved the law with some amendments after a prolonged debate.
Karzai also appointed a committee under Article 8 of the law to speed up the election process and ensure transparency in the democratic exercise.
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