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Afghan Parliament votes on Cabinet

The Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) gave a vote of confidence for 18 ministerial nominees and the National Directorate Security (NDS) nominee on Wednesday.

Out of 243 votes cast, each ministerial nominee must attain 122 votes in favor of them to become minister.

The results are as follows:

NDS nominee Rahmatullah Nabil won the Parliament confidence vote with 154 votes, 58 against, 22 ballots blank, and nine invalid.

Nominee for the Ministry of Defense Sher Mohammad Karimi rejected with 112 votes, 96 votes in favor, 26 blank, and seven invalid.

Nominee for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani won with 151 votes, 70 against, 12 blank, and nine invalid.

Nominee for the Ministry of Interior Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Ulumi won with 131 votes, 91 against, 15 blank, and six invalid.

Nominee for the Ministry of Economy Sardar Mohammad Rahman Oghli rejected with 104 votes, 103 in favor, 27 blank, and nine invalid.

Nominee for the Ministry of Finance Eklil Hakimi won with 128 votes, 88 against, 21 blank, and eight invalid.

Nominee for the Ministry of Public Health Ferozuddin Feroz won with 170 votes, 54 against, 12 blank, and four invalid.

Nominee for the Ministry of Higher Education Khatera Afghan rejected with 146 votes, 71 in favor, 21 blank, and three invalid.

Nominee for the Ministry of Education Mohammad Gul Zalmai Younusi rejected with 123 votes, 90 in favor, 20 blank, and nine invalid.

Nominee for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Barna Karimi rejected with 97 votes, 115 in favor, 26 blank, and five invalid.

Nominee for the Ministry of Public Works Abbas Basir rejected by 131 votes, 85 in favor, 19 blank, and eight invalid.

Nominee for the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi won with 134 votes, 87 against, 17 blank, and five invalid.

Nominee for the Ministry of Mines Daud Shah Saba won with 146 votes, 74 against, 13 blank, 10 invalid.