Afghan president faces new hurdles as cabinet nominees rejected

January 28, 2015 2:32 PM

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Afghan president faces new hurdles as cabinet nominees rejected

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's parliament dealt a new blow to President Ashraf Ghani's efforts to assemble a government on Wednesday, approving just eight out of 25 cabinet nominees before its winter recess.

Ghani, who took office in September promising dramatic reforms and greater transparency, must now wait until mid-March before introducing new candidates to the lower house.

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