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Karzai Appoints 34 to Afghan Assembly

President Hamid Karzai has selected his 34 appointees for Parliament’s upper house, the House of Elders, the country’s election board announced Wednesday as it certified them for the seats. The move clears the way for Afghanistan’s new Parliament, its first in 30 years, to hold its first meeting on Dec. 19, three months after elections for the lower house and regional bodies. Full Story

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