Afghan President Hamid Karzai named the members of his Cabinet Wednesday after being officially sworn-in in front of the 1,600-member loya jirga, signaling the end of more than a week of debate and discussion from the historic grand council.
In the first free election in its history, Afghanistan's loya jirga, or grand council, voted overwhelmingly Thursday to elect Hamid Karzai the head of the interim Afghan government.
Jim Lehrer talks with Afghanistan's Interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai about his request for a larger peacekeeping force.
Interim Afghan leader Hamid Karzai today called for the creation of a national army and told his people he would work to stabilize Afghanistan's economy.
By PBS NewsHour
Hamid Karzai, a 44-year-old Pashtun tribal leader, was sworn in Dec. 22 to lead Afghanistan's interim government -- the country's first official post-Taliban ruling body.
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