Tolo News: The 56-year-old Rahmani has graduated from the Military University of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and has served as head of the National Economy Commission of the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of Parliament for eight years – after he was first elected as representative of Parwan residents in the parliament.
Tolo News: A group of twelve women candidates who launched a three-month sit-in camp to protest what they called fraud and corruption in last year’s parliamentary elections, said police “blackmailed” them to make public their photos after they confiscated their cells phones following a brawl on Wednesday evening. The sit-in camp of the protesting candidates was
1TV: Mir Rahman Rahmani was elected as speaker of Afghanistan’s lower house Wolesi Jirga on Saturday. 123 votes were needed for a candidate to win. Rahmani received 136 votes while his rival Khan Mohammad Wardak secured 96. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: On the third round of election over the seat of parliament speaker, none of the candidates were able to secure the fifty plus one vote. Sediq Ahmad Osmani, Khan Agha Rezaee, Khan Mohammad Wardak, and Abdul Sattar Hussaini were the four lawmakers who nominated themselves for the seat. “I promise that I will represent from
Tolo News: After 35 days of turmoil over the election of new speaker for the parliament, lawmakers on Monday agreed on two new candidates to contest for the position of the speaker so that the current crisis in the house comes to an end. From 229 MPs present in the house on Monday, 120 of them
1TV: Afghanistan’s lawmakers on Wednesday were engaged in yet another brawl amid a standoff over the appointment of a new speaker a month ago. The clash happened after supporters Mir Rahman Rahmani took him to the speaker’s seat. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Mir Rahman Rahmani, an MP from Parwan province, who was declared as the new speaker of Afghanistan’s parliament after controversial voting in May, vows not to step down from his post despite his critics say he has not secured the required votes for the post. On May 18, there were 247 MPs when the
1TV: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has given parliament two days to resolve dispute over who should take speaker role or he will refer the issue to the Supreme Court, a top Afghan official said on Saturday. The Lower House held an election to choose its speaker nearly three weeks ago with Mir Rahman Rahmani and Kamal
Tolo News: The disagreements between two groups of MPs over the election of the speaker of the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of Parliament, are still evident eight days after they attended controversial voting on May 18. The MPs voted for two candidates – Mir Rahman Rahmani, an MP from Parwan, and Kamal Nasir Osuli, an
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 19, 2019 A fight broke out during the first session of Afghanistan’s new parliament after disagreement on the election of a speaker. Online video showed lawmakers fighting on May 19 over the seating of businessman Mir Rahman Rahmani as the speaker of the lower house of parliament, known as the