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Parliament of Afghanistan

National Assembly
Type Bicameral
Seats 352 members (250 and 102)
Meeting place

The National Assembly (ملی شورا) is Afghanistan's national legislature. It is a bicameral body, comprising two chambers:

"The National Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as the highest legislative organ is the manifestation of the will of its people and represents the whole nation. Every member of the National Assembly takes into judgment the general welfare and supreme interests of all people of Afghanistan at the time of casting their vote".Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (Article 81)[1]

A new Seat of government has been constructed with Indian assistance. The former King of Afghanistan, Mohammed Zahir Shah, laid the foundation stone for a new parliament building on August 29, 2005.[1]

There are plans by the Afghan government to rebuild the Darul Aman Palace and use it to house the National Assembly.[2]

See also


External links

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