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Karzai Announces He’ll Select His Own Cabinet

HeadlineJun 18, 2002

Afghan Grand Council Chair Ismail Qasim Yar today offered a blueprint for Afghanistan’s new legislature. He says the new body will include representatives from each province, as well as delegates to the Loya Jirga itself. But it’s unclear how the representatives will be chosen. U.S.-backed Afghan President Hamid Karzai infuriated delegates yesterday when he announced he’ll select his own cabinet and that delegates will not be allowed to choose the new parliament.

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