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AFGHANISTAN
Wolesi Jirga (House of the People)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Jirga / National Assembly Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Wolesi Jirga / House of the People
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Meshrano Jirga / House of Elders
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1990 - 1992
2007 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi (M) 

Notes Elected on 27 Feb. 2011.
Secretary General Khudai Nazar Nasrat (M) 
Notes Appointed on 24 Oct. 2011.
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 249 / 249
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 69 (27.71%)
Mode of designation directly elected 249
Notes Directly elected members includes:
- 10 seats reserved for Kuchis, including at least three women;
- 65 additional seats reserved for women; thus at least 68 women in total.
Term 5 years
Last renewal dates 18 September 2010
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address House of the People (Wolesi Jirga)
National Assembly of Afghanistan
Darul-Aman Road, Darul-Aman
Kabul, AFGHANISTAN
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Phone (93) 75 203 1873
75 203 1874
Fax (93) 75 202 3696
E-mail nasratsg@yahoo.com
sami@parliament.af
sami_plmt@yahoo.com
Website http://www.parliament.af/

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