Afghan Supreme Court: Karzai should remain president until the elections

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March 29, 2009 17:41

Afghanistan's state TV on Sunday reported that the country's Supreme Court ruled that President Hamid Karzai should remain in office until a new leader is chosen in a late summer election, even though the country's constitution says his term expires May 21. The court ruled that the Afghan people would benefit from Karzai staying in office until the vote. But confusion surrounded Sunday's announcement, as both the Supreme Court spokesman and a top justice told The Associated Press they were not aware that a decision had been announced.


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