Afghan Legislators Approve New Election Law

Monday, 15 Jul 2013 09:21 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan legislators say they have approved a law to govern next year's presidential and provincial council elections, a key step in holding the polls.

The law needs to be signed by President Hamid Karzai. Another law regulating the responsibilities of the electoral management bodies was passed over the weekend. Karzai also needs to sign off on that one.

Nelofer Ibrahimi, a parliamentarian from Badakhshan province, and Shah Gul Rezayee, a deputy from Ghazni, said by a joint commission of 14 deputies from the upper and lower houses of parliament passed the law on Monday.

Completion of the two laws would clear the way for the elections on April 5 next year.

Karzai, whose second five-year term ends next year, is not allowed to seek a third.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Body of Fugitive Owner of Sunken South Korean Ferry Found

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 23:29 PM

The man identified as the de facto owner of the South Korean ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people has b . . .

China Orders Nationwide Probe of Meat Supplier

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 23:26 PM

China's food safety agency on Tuesday announced a nationwide inspection of processing factories and meat suppliers used  . . .

China Provides $4 Billion to Venezuela in Exchange for Oil

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 15:26 PM

China will provide Venezuela with a new $4 billion credit line under an agreement signed on Monday, with the money to be . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved