Afghan president prepares list of remaining ministerial nominees

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The list of remaining Afghan cabinet ministerial nominees has been prepared and will be sent to Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of Parliament for approval later Wednesday, President Hamid Karzai's Chief Spokesman Waheed Omar said on Wednesday.

The list, he added, was prepared after discussions with political leaders and legal experts.

This is the third round of vote of confidence given to ministerial nominees since January this year during which several minister-designates had been rejected by the Lower House.

"We hope the nominees to get the vote of confidence in the parliament this time," Omar said.

However, Omar did not disclose the names of the ministers- designates, saying Wolesi Jirga would reveal it on Thursday.

Afghanistan has 25 ministries and so far 14 cabinet members have been approved by the Lower House of parliament.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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