Four months after the second post-Taliban elections in Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai opened the parliament Wednesday. The opening ceremony came after Karzai's week-long standoff with lawmakers who threatened to begin the session without him.
AFP - President Hamid Karzai opened Afghanistan's parliament on Wednesday, ending a week-long stand-off with lawmakers who had threatened to inaugurate the legislature with or without him.
The ceremony held in a national assembly compound comes four months after the country held its second post-Taliban parliamentary elections, the results of which have met with massive controversy over claims of widespread fraud.
Date created : 2011-01-26