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MPs-elect from Kabul, Paktia sworn in at Presidential Palace

MPs-elect from Kabul, Paktia sworn in at Presidential Palace

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15 May 2019 - 19:48
MPs-elect from Kabul, Paktia sworn in at Presidential Palace
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15 May 2019 - 19:48

KABUL (Pajhwok): Lawmakers-elect from Kabul and Paktia provinces were administered oath at the Presidential Palace in the presence of President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, second vice-president Mohammad Sarwar Danish and a number of other government figures were present at the oath-taking ceremony that took place before noon.

Addressing the ceremony, President Ghani said October 20 was a national epic day when the entire nation braved threats and elected their favorite candidates through voting and the day would remain a bright day in the country’s history.

He said government institutions had been neutral on the Election Day and he hoped the Presidential Palace and other organizations would prove their neutrality in future as well.

He said, “I had promised those winning the elections or receiving high votes from public would become MPs and representatives of the people.”

President Ghani criticized the previous electoral commissions over delay in declaring the results of Wolesi Jirga elections and termed it a historical catastrophe.

Talking about problems, President Ashraf Ghani said now the parliament had been completed and the MPs should retain the house’s reputation. 

“Today the parliament is complete and I congratulate all the people. You should regain people’s trust,” Ghani added. 

The 17th legislative term of the National Assembly was inaugurated by President Ashraf Ghani on April 26. However, the house administrative board’s election could not be held, pending the announcement of Kabul Wolesi Jirga elections’ results.

The Wolesi Jirga elections were held on October 20 and 21 nationwide except Ghazni and Kandahar provinces. The elections in Kandahar were held a week later.

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced the much-awaited final Wolesi Jirga elections results from capital Kabul with some changes last night.


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