27 September 2017

News Story: Ghani Accused of Violating Constitution, Disregarding Parliament

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
(Image: Wiki Commons)
By Massoud Ansar

Lawmakers in the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Monday accused Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani of violating the constitution and failing to respect decisions made by parliament. 

This came after parliament received a letter from the Office of the State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs notifying MPs of a delay in Monday’s scheduled voting session for ministerial nominees. 

MPs were to have held a vote a confidence in respect of at least twelve nominees for cabinet positions. 

The letter stated that the voting session had to be delayed due to technical reasons. 

This move however sparked an outcry among MPs with some calling for the doors of parliament to be closed in protest over the decision. 

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