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Karzai accords consent to election law

Karzai accords consent to election law

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Jul 20, 2013 - 15:00

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday approved the election law that was passed by the parliament last week, his office said.

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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