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Afghanistan lawmakers OK only nine Cabinet members, go on break
Afghanistan lawmakers OK only nine Cabinet members, go on break

Afghan lawmakers approved only nine of President Ashraf Ghani's Cabinet nominations in secret balloting Wednesday before going on a six-week recess. As a result, Afghanistan will have to wait at least until lawmakers return for a full government to be formed, further delaying a process that has already stretched for nearly four months. ------------ For the record Jan. 28, 9:40 a.m.: In an earlier version of this article, finance ministry nominee Heklil Hakimi's first name was misspelled as Hekil and Najiba Ayoubi was identified as the sole woman candidate left for consideration Wednesday. Khatera Afghan's bid to become minister of higher education was voted on and...

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