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Constitutional Loya Jirga, 2003

Rahimullah Samander
3 Jan 04
The constitutional process appears endangered by disputes over the issues of national language and dual citizenship.
IWPR
3 Jan 04
It could take up to six years before the north of the country is rid of the deadly menace.
Habiburahman Ahmad-zai
3 Jan 04
Islam provides foundations for progress, and must be written into the new constitution.
Fazal Rahman
3 Jan 04
No need for religious government since Afghans are wholly Muslim anyway.
Farida Nekzad
3 Jan 04
Many Afghans see education as essential to both sexes, but traditionalists still think the best place for women is home.
Rahim Gul, Rahimullah Samander
1 Jan 04
IWPR team
1 Jan 04
Disputes over a national language and the national anthem leads to the final vote on the constitution being put off yet again.
IWPR Afghanistan
1 Jan 04
The dilution of presidential powers and the creation of a national commission to oversee major government decision are declared part of the document.
Hafizullah Gardesh
30 Dec 03
IWPR staff
30 Dec 03
Delegates challenge the content of the revised draft of the document; others walk out when debate is halted.

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