The Afghan Parliament’s new term begins this week, without the presence of Kabul and Maidan Wardak.

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - APRIL 25: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani gives speech during a meeting of the Afghan Parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 25, 2016. (Photo by Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The seventeenth term parliamentary elections were held in Last year with a three-year delay. So far, after nearly seven months, full results of the election have not been announced.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Farooq Wardak said that the new round of parliament will begin to action on Thursday (April 25th).

A source from the Afghan presidential Palace also said that  the government is working to open the House of Representatives before the Loya Jirga, which is scheduled to be held on Sunday, April 29th, and so the new delegates will be ableto participate in the jirga.

The Afghan Loya Jirga, which is about deciding on the future of the peace process, was scheduled to be held in March last month, but was said to have delayed  for the results of the parliamentary elections and the lack of clarification of new delegates.

The jirga is now scheduled to take place with more than 2,500 delegates from across Afghanistan in Kabul. The jirga will outline the framework and framework for reconciliation with the Taliban.


Also, a  source from the ARG said to BBC that Afghan House of Representatives will open without the presence of representatives from Kabul and Maidan Wardak, which will not be announced until the opening of the parliament.

The new parliament will have 251 members, and the legislature will be complete even without the presence of those representatives (from Kabul and Maidan Wardak), of which 201 is expected to be present.

Last year’s parliamentary elections in Ghazni province were not held due to political and security issues over the field in this province, and it was intended to continue the work of the previous representatives of Ghazni upon the new elections.

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