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Afghans Reject a Single Vote to Approve Karzai Cabinet

The Afghan Parliament decided Monday to confirm cabinet ministers individually, rather than to vote on the president’s cabinet as a whole, setting the stage for a long and tortuous confirmation process. The vote, 130 to 90, was decided by secret ballot, after a vote by show of hands last month was questioned by supporters of President Hamid Karzai. Across town, at the country’s main high-security prison, Pul-i-Charkhi, a tense standoff with rioting prisoners accused of being fighters for the ousted Taliban regime continued. Full Story

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