Kabul, Afghanistan - Afghan President Hamid Karzai's second attempt to seat a new Cabinet failed Saturday with the parliament rejecting a majority of his selections. (Afghan parliament members take a vote in photo above.)
The parliament approved seven ministers out of 17 nominees. They include Karzai's former national security adviser, Zalmai Rasoul, as foreign minister and Amina Afzali, one of three female nominees, as social affairs chief.
Nominees for ministries of Justice, Haj and Islamic Affairs, Economics, Counter-Narcotics, and Rural Rehabilitation and Development also were approved.
But the rejection of 10 names does not bode well for Karzai, who is under both international and domestic pressure to stamp out widespread corruption in Afghanistan and establish legitimacy for his administration, tainted by allegations of vote fraud in August.
Among those rejected were candidates for higher education, public health and women's affairs. Parliament members have complained that Karzai's nominees are either corrupt or linked to warlords.
CNN's Atia Abawi and Matiullah Mati contributed to this report.