Newly Elected Parliament Convenes in Afghanistan

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  1. Matt in the Hat

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    Sep 21, 2002
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/19/i...&en=9b47cb09bc8a308c&ei=5094&partner=homepage

    KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 19 - Afghanistan's first democratically elected Parliament in more than 30 years convened today amid heavy security, and was sworn in before President Hamid Karzai, the former king, Muhammad Zaher Shah and foreign dignitaries, in a moment of national pride at the country's success in emerging from decades of conflict.

    Parliament members attending the inaugural session of the National Assembly in Kabul.
    "This assembly is a sign of us regaining our honor," President Karzai said in a speech to the 351 members of both upper and lower houses, cabinet members and guests. "This dear Afghanistan has risen again from the ashes," he said, pausing to gain control of his emotions.


    More wonderful news for the entire world. Congrats Afghanistan
     
  2. Revolt

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    I like how they gave the secret service the security search treatment. Its in the Dick Cheney thread.
     
  3. bungadiri

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    I heard Malalai Joya interviewed on the radio this morning. Now that was worth the price of admission. She's in there with (putative) warlords and former Talibanis and not backing down an inch.
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/serv...ry/LAC/20051219/AFGHAN19/TPInternational/Asia
     
  4. Iranian Monitor

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    Aug 18, 2004
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    Karzai thanks Iran's contribution to Afghan reconstruction

     

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