Karzai offers to inaugurate Afghan parliament next week
Afghan president Hamid Karzai has offered parliament a compromise.
January 22nd, 2011
01:33 PM ET

Karzai offers to inaugurate Afghan parliament next week

Afghan President Hamid Karzai offered Saturday to end a political standoff and move up the inauguration of parliament after hours of heated debate among the country's lawmakers, officials said.

Karzai initially had postponed the ceremony by a month, but appeared to concede to demands Saturday and offered to inaugurate parliament on Wednesday.

However, the inauguration will take place only under the condition that lawmakers accept any decision of a special court established in December at Karzai's request to look into hundreds of allegations of fraud brought forward by losing candidates, parliament member Baktash Seyawash said.

Lawmakers will vote Saturday night on whether to accept Karzai's offer.

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  1. Cesar

    I like the smell of Raid.

    January 22, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    I know you do, Cesar. I read that in another thread.

    Raid. Kills. Bugs. Dead!

    Good thing you're not a bug, my friend...I like having you around! 😉

    January 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    @banasy: Nice to hear from you. I guess it is safe to say that Karzai and his folks will party with U.S. dollars.

    January 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    Da Bears!

    January 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    I would say you are correct!

    DA BEARS!!!!!!!!!

    And we'll repeat '85!!!

    Da Bears RULE!!! 🙂

    January 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Daniel

    Does any of this really make a difference? In any case,NATO will be in control of things over there and make no mstake about it!!!

    January 22, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    @Daniel: NATO is impotent, just like you.

    January 23, 2011 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim Brieske

      Did you say that NATO is impotent,Cesar? There are tens of thousands of dead bodies that say otherwise!

      January 23, 2011 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    LisaMartin23: Where are you? I need auto insurance.

    January 23, 2011 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    Oh, Jim? If memory serves me right, they couldn't inspect Iraq's nuclear ambitions as well as Iran's. You know darn well, Jim, that if any country wants to ignore NATO, they will. By the way, I think some idiot is posting with your name. I can tell a fake when I see one.

    January 23, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Markey Marshall

      No Cesar,he's just a lonely old man seeking attention. Just ignore him if you can.

      January 24, 2011 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    That's what I though!

    January 23, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |