Afghan parliament rejects cabinet nominees over dual citizenship

January 21, 2015 3:24 PM

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Afghan parliament rejects cabinet nominees over dual citizenship

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's parliament said on Wednesday it will not confirm seven out of 25 nominees to a long-awaited cabinet because they hold dual citizenship, another obstacle to President Ashraf Ghani forming a government after nearly four months in office.

Candidates in jeopardy include Nur al-Haq Ulumi, nominated for the key security post of minister of interior, as well as the nominee for foreign minister, Salahuddin Rabbani.

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