Afghanistan Despite attempts to disrupt

by Nathan Hamm on 12/29/2003

Despite attempts to disrupt Afghanistan’s constitutional Loya Jirga, it looks like Karzai will get his way
and Afghanistan will have a presidential (as opposed to parliamentary)
government. There are only a few issues to be resolved before the
council approves the constitution, paving the way for elections in the
summer of ’04.
Apparently Islam and Shariah have been hardly discussed, leaving the courts great discretion over the interpretation of laws.

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