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Qanuni appears before lower house tomorrow

Qanuni appears before lower house tomorrow

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Mar 24, 2014 - 14:20

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): First Vice-President-designate Mohammad Younus Qanuni would be introduced to the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon, or lower house of the parliament, on Tuesday, an official said on Monday.

A Jamiat-i-Islamiinfo-icon Afghanistaninfo-icon leader and former speaker, Qanuni was appointed as first vice-president a week ago. The decision was taken at a meeting, chaired by President Hamid Karzai.

Qanuni would appear before the assembly for a trust vote, Wolesi Jirga Secretary Eng. Syed Ikram told Pajhwok Afghan News. Lawmakers will fix a date for the vote of confidence.

He replaces Marshal Qasim Fahim, who died earlier in the month of a cardiac arrest. Subsequently, Jamiat-i-Islami and mujahideeninfo-icon leaders named Qanuni to replace Fahim.

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