Afghan leader extends parliament's term, promises election date

June 19, 2015 4:14 PM

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Afghan leader extends parliament's term, promises election date

KABUL With elections delayed by political squabbling, Afghanistan's president issued a decree on Friday extending parliament's mandate until a vote could be held.

Parliament's five-year term was set to expire on June 22, but elections scheduled for April were postponed because of security fears and disagreement on how to ensure a fair vote after a bitterly disputed presidential election last year.

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