Afghan Lawmaker Mir Rahman Rahmani has been elected as speaker of the Lower House of Afghan Parliament, Wolesi Jirga.
Rahmani had earlier received 123 votes during the voting session against the 55 votes which were cast in favor of Kamal Nasir Osoli.
Both the candidates were unable to receive the required 124 votes during the voting session.
However, the acting speaker of the Lower House Ata Mohammd Dehqanpur later announced that Mr. Rahmani has been elected as House Speaker following the review of the votes.
In the meantime, certain lawmakers in the Lower House have said that they have reservations regarding the decision to elect Rahmani as House speaker.