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27 IEC picks suggested to president (Video)

27 IEC picks suggested to president (Video)

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Jul 28, 2013 - 15:58

KABUL (PAN): Twenty-eight people have been suggested to President Hamid Karzai, who will pick nine of them as Independent Election Commission members, Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar said on Sunday.

A joint commission of both houses of parliament approved on July 15 a new election law, envisaging the creation of a committee to introduce Electoral Complaints Commission and IEC members to the president.

Under Article 8 of the relevant law, the committee will include parliamentary speakers, the chief justice, civil society representatives, human rights campaigners and other officials

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