President, CEO still at loggerheads over two ministries

KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) are still at loggerheads to introduce the new cabinet, sources close to the unity government said Saturday.

Earlier, presidential spokesman Nazifullah Salarzai said the cabinet’s formation had reached its final stage but a decision was yet to be taken.

Sources close to the presidential palace told Pajhwok Afghan News that the president and CEO still had some differences.

The source said disagreement over ministries of interior and education was still in place. “These two ministries have been the main hurdle over cabinet formation.”

The source said the cabinet would be introduced this week for a vote of confidence to parliament.

Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, speaker of the Wolesi Jirga, told the Saturday’s session that President Ghani during a meeting had promised to introduce the cabinet nominees to the house this Monday.

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