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7 in the run for Wolesi Jirga deputy speaker, secretary

7 in the run for Wolesi Jirga deputy speaker, secretary

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Mar 12, 2018 - 11:44

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Four lawmakers jumped into the race for the second deputy speaker and three others for the secretary of the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon, or lower house of parliament, on Monday.

Amir Khan Yar, Delawar Imaq, Niamatullah Ghafari and Akbar Stanikzai are in the run for the second deputy speaker’s slot. Saleh Mohammad Saljooqi, Nawab Mangal and Helai Arshad are candidates for the secretary.

Leaders of the two chambers are elected for one legislative term. But other members of boards of both houses are elected at the beginning of the term.

After a 45-day winter break, President Ashraf Ghani opened the first session of the parliament, which entered its eight constitutional year, on last Wednesday.

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