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National Assembly (Afghanistan)

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National Assembly (Afghanistan)

National Assembly
Seats 352 members (250 and 102)
Meeting place
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The National Assembly (ملی شورا), also known as the Afghan Parliament,[1] is Afghanistan's national legislature. It is a bicameral body, comprising two chambers:

According to Chapter Five of the [2]

A new larger building for the Afghan National Assembly has been constructed with Indian assistance. Mohammed Zahir Shah, King of Afghanistan from 1933 to 1973, laid the foundation stone for the building in August 2005.[3] It is located across from the now-ruined Darul Aman Palace.

See also


  1. ^ "Afghan parliament halts debate on women's rights law". BBC News. 18 May 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Chapter Five - The National Assembly". 2004. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ Siddharth Varadarajan, ed. (August 30, 2005). "Democracy not the preserve of the West: Karzai". The Hindu. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 

External links

  • Official Website of Wolesi Jirga
  • Official Website of Meshrano Jirga
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