The Afghan parliament is voting on a second slate of President Hamid Karzai's Cabinet choices after rejecting most of his first list.
Earlier this month, Afghan lawmakers refused to give votes of confidence for 70 per cent of Karzai's picks for his second-term Cabinet.
Saturday's vote is on 17 new nominees.
Lawmakers have complained that some nominees lack the credentials to serve in the Cabinet. Others have complained that some nominees are too closely aligned with warlords, or were picked to pay back political supporters who helped get the president re-elected.