Afghan President Hamid Karzai unveiled candidates for 16 of 18 vacant cabinet posts on Saturday, naming his security advisor Zalmay Rasul as foreign minister.
The list of 16 names read out to parliament by Vice President Karim Khalili contained none of 17 candidates rejected by the house last week. Two positions were left unfilled.
Vice President Karim Khalili arrived with the list of Karzai's nominees to read out to the chamber.
It could take days of debate before parliament can vote on the new names, which were expected to also include an 18th candidate as foreign minister, not named in the previous list.