Middle East

January 21, 2011

Kabul showdown: Afghan lawmakers threaten to defy Karzai

President Hamid Karzai will meet with Afghan lawmakers Saturday in a last-ditch attempt to resolve their differences over a disputed election and avert a clash that could spiral into constitutional chaos. Many of those elected in last year's parliamentary elections have vowed to inaugurate the new parliament on Sunday in defiance of Karzai's order to delay the opening by another month.

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