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Meeting of Delegates to Afghanistan's Loya Jirga, or Grand Council


Kabul, Afghanistan
June 13, 2002

  
Chairman Karzai, being interviewed by a reporter Thursday night in Kabul. Mr. Karzai won more than 80 percent of the votes cast by delegates attending the Loya Jirga, or Grand Council, who voted yesterday to select the President of the Transitional Authority that will rule Afghanistan for the next two years.   Delegates to Afghanistan's Loya Jirga, or Grand Council, applaud and cheer after hearing the news that Interim Authority Chairman Hamid Karzai has been elected as the country's president for up to the next two years.  
Chairman Karzai, being interviewed by a reporter Thursday night in Kabul. Mr. Karzai won more than 80 percent of the votes cast by delegates attending the Loya Jirga, or Grand Council, who voted yesterday to select the President of the Transitional Authority that will rule Afghanistan for the next two years. Delegates to Afghanistan's Loya Jirga, or Grand Council, applaud and cheer after hearing the news that Interim Authority Chairman Hamid Karzai has been elected as the country's president for up to the next two years.
 Chairman Hamid Karzai surrounded by supporters after his victory in balloting at the Loya Jirga, or Grand Council. He won the most votes of the 1500-member council, and will be Afghanistan's president for up to two years. Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General, Lakhdar Brahimi (left) congratulates two women delegates to the Loya Jirga, which voted Thursday to continue the rule of Hamid Karzai, now Chairman of the Interim Authority. Mr. Karzai won a landslide victory against two challengers to be chosen as the President of the Transitional Authority for up to two years 
Chairman Hamid Karzai surrounded by supporters after his victory in balloting at the Loya Jirga, or Grand Council. He won the most votes of the 1500-member council, and will be Afghanistan's president for up to two years. Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General, Lakhdar Brahimi (left) congratulates two women delegates to the Loya Jirga, which voted Thursday to continue the rule of Hamid Karzai, now Chairman of the Interim Authority. Mr. Karzai won a landslide victory against two challengers to be chosen as the President of the Transitional Authority for up to two years.
Two women delegates to the Loya Jirga, or Grand Council, inside a huge tent where the meeting has been held since it opened June 11. Both women represent the southeastern province of Paktia. In the background, on the left, is one of two screens, used to project large images of the speakers during the sessions.   Two women delegates, wearing typical dresses and scarves from Herat, in the audience at the Loya Jirga meeting in Kabul, held to choose a new transitional government. Chairman Hamid Karzai was elected as President of the nation in balloting last week.
Two women delegates to the Loya Jirga, or Grand Council, inside a huge tent where the meeting has been held since it opened June 11. Both women represent the southeastern province of Paktia. In the background, on the left, is one of two screens, used to project large images of the speakers during the sessions.

Two women delegates, wearing typical dresses and scarves from Herat, in the audience at the Loya Jirga meeting in Kabul, held to choose a new transitional government. Chairman Hamid Karzai was elected as President of the nation in balloting last week.

Delegates representing Nangarhar province at the Loya Jirga or Grand Council meeting underway in Afghanistan. The delegates chose Chairman Hamid Karzai as President of a transitional government to govern the country for the next 18 months. Three of the delegates sport the Pakol, a traditional hat which became popular in the 1980s and 1990s among mujahedin fighters in Afghanistan. Presidential Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad, speaking to a group of women delegates to the Loya Jirga, or Grand Council, outside the huge tent used for the political meeting. Last week, the delegates chose Chairman Hamid Karzai to lead the nation for the next 18 months. 
Delegates representing Nangarhar province at the Loya Jirga or Grand Council meeting underway in Afghanistan. The delegates chose Chairman Hamid Karzai as President of a transitional government to govern the country for the next 18 months. Three of the delegates sport the Pakol, a traditional hat which became popular in the 1980s and 1990s among mujahedin fighters in Afghanistan.


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