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Wolesi Jirga to continue until elections: Ghani

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president-ghani-6President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday said the sitting Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament members would continue until date for parliamentary elections were announced after one month.

A statement from Presidential Palace said that technical, security, financial and other problems led to delay in conducting Wolesi Jirga elections.

The statement said it was decided that the incumbent Wolesi Jirga would continue work keeping in view the current problems and challenges.

It said that the government was committed to announce date for the crucial ballot within one month.

According to Article 83 of the Constitution, new Wolesi Jirga members should start work on June 22. The article adds election for the lower house should be held one or two months ahead of the expiry of the parliament term.