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KABUL (Reuters) Afghan cheap Canada Goose President Hamid Karzai has met members of parliament in the hope of persuading them Canada Goose Coats On Sale to confirm a buy canada goose jacket cabinet in time for an international conference at the end of the month, a spokesman canada goose black friday sale said on Wednesday. Secretary of Defense uk canada goose Robert Gates at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, December 8, 2009. REUTERS/Justin Sullivan/Pool

Karzai will submit a new list of cabinet nominees within days, and will include several of the same candidates rejected by parliament last week, but will name them to canada goose different portfolios, spokesman Wahid Omar said.

Parliament stunned Karzai last week by rejecting more than two thirds canada goose coats on sale of his choices for the cabinet, including one powerful former guerrilla Canada Goose online commander and several canada goose store allies of other ex commanders who backed the president re election.

The unexpected stand off has extended a long canada goose clearance period of political uncertainty that began with canada goose clearance sale the fraud tainted election canada goose uk outlet in August, which took months to resolve.

Countries with troops fighting in Afghanistan hope to turn the page on months of drift and confusion with the London conference on Jan 27, called to outline a path of reform that would allow the Western buy canada goose jacket cheap military contingent to begin withdrawing.

However, parliament rejected 17 of 24 Karzai cabinet candidates last week, including former powerful militia commander Ismail Khan and allies of other former commanders such as Ahmad Rashid Dostum, who backed Karzai in the disputed poll.

Spokesman Omar said the Canada Goose Parka president canadagooseoutlete had been meeting with members of Canada Goose Online parliament in recent days to canvass Canada Goose sale their support canada goose coats for a new list and avoid a repeat of the rejection votes.

Hamid Karzai wants to have a complete cabinet before the London conference and expects the MPs to give them their vote of confidence, he said. He said Karzai would send the new list to parliament on Saturday or Sunday, including several Canada Goose Jackets of the ministers rejected last week, now offered new jobs.


A parliamentarian who attended a palace meeting said Karzai had told them one of the ministers he would seek to reappoint in a new post was powerful ex commander Ismail Khan.

Parliament had refused to canada goose factory sale reconfirm uk canada goose outlet Khan in his current post as energy minister, the highest profile of last week snubs.

Karzai initial list for the cabinet had received mixed reviews. Western governments were pleased that the interior and defense ministers were retained, along with others they consider competent in posts that spend large amounts of aid money.

But other posts were offered to allies of former warlords, canada goose uk shop a tactic Karzai has long used to maintain support from regional chieftains who have dominated the country for decades.

The defense, interior, finance and agriculture ministers liked by the West were among the seven Canada Goose sale approved by parliament.

The new list will include 18 ministers, including a replacement for Foreign Minister Datfar Rangin Spanta, whose successor had not been included in the initial list of 24. The parliamentarian who asked canada goose uk black friday not to be named said Karzai would propose his security adviser, Zalmay Rasul, for that post.

Washington has pledged to send 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan in coming months, canadian goose jacket bringing the total Western force to more than 140,000. Support for the mission has declined as the death toll has risen; 2009 was by far the Canada Goose Outlet deadliest year cheap canada goose uk.