Tuesday, 16 July 2019 03:56 GMT

Afghanistan- Lawmakers agree to end standoff over electing speaker

(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT News Reports

KABUL: After a longtime of dispute in the parliament over electing
the speaker, on Monday, its members have finally been able to end the
disagreement and reach a conclusion on it.

The chaos erupted after Kamal Nasir Usuli and Mir Rahman
Rahmani were competing for the speaker position of the parliament. Rahmani
secure 124 votes and his challenger Usuli was voted 55, but one of Rahmani's votes
had a dot on it, which was unacceptable for his challenger Usuli.

On Monday, a ballot box was set up in the house to declare
the destination of the invalided vote, in which at least 102 votes from 229,
declared the one controversial vote invalided.

Meanwhile, Abdul Qader Zazai, secretary of the parliament
said the lawmakers were only able to select the one option for the controversial
vote –valid or invalided.

This is as, on Jun 19th, the verbal dispute in the
parliament among the supporters of Usuli and Rahmani leaded to physical

Also, a lawmaker, Maryam Sama had earlier said that at least
102 member of the Wolesi Jirga demanded for the next round of election, between
new candidates.


Afghanistan- Lawmakers agree to end standoff over electing speaker


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