|Parliament name (generic / translated)
||Jirga / National Assembly
|Structure of parliament
|Chamber name (generic / translated)
||Meshrano Jirga / House of Elders
|Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments)
Wolesi Jirga / House of the People
||27 May 2004
|Mode of designation
||indirectly elected 68
||68 single-member constituencies for 34 provincial representatives and 34 district council representatives, both indirectly elected.
Indirect elections: two-round system (TRS, run-off)
Voting is not compulsory.
||N/A; indirect elections.
||- Citizenship of Afghanistan;
- Age: 35 years or over on election day;
- Residence in the country at the time of election.
||- persons commanding non-official military forces or being part of them.
||- deposit for candidates: 4,000 Afghani; reimbursed if the candidate obtains at least 2 per cent of valid votes in the constituency concerned;
- nomination by at least 200 electors of the constituency concerned (throughout the country for Kuchi candidates).