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Lower House Elects Amir Khan Yar as Second Deputy Speaker

(Last Updated On: March 13, 2018)

Amir Khan Yar was elected as Second Deputy Speaker of Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Tuesday, following the second round of the administrative board election.

Nematullah Ghafari and Amir Khan Yar were the nominees competing for the position in Wolesi Jirga’s Tuesday voting session. Amir Khan Yar secured 125 votes while Ghafari got 52 votes in his favor.

Thanking MPs for electing him as second deputy speaker of parliament, Amir Khan Yar said that he is going to preserve the “trust” earned from the lawmakers and will not act against parliament’s interest.

The voting for secretary post of the house, however, remained inconclusive as the two nominees – including Saleh Mohammad Saljoqi (83 votes) and Helai Ershad (47 votes) – were failed to earn the required votes for the position.  

This comes two days after Humayun Humayun was re-elected as First Deputy Speaker of the Lower House, securing 110 votes against his competitor Nazir Ahmadzai for the position. 

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