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Afghanistan names new president after power sharing deal

KABUL, Afghanistan — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan’s election commission named a new president on Sunday only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country’s new chief executive. 1,238 more words


Afghan Snails and NATO Plans

Sean Carberry, reporting from the Afghan Election Commission compound in Kabul, perfectly sums up the only good news in his second paragraph before describing in detail what a mess the audit is. 359 more words


Afghan Election Saga Continues: Preliminary Results Announced

Monday, the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan released preliminary results from the June 14 Presidential election run-off between Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Mr. Ashraf Ghani. Last-minute talks delayed the announcement but seem to have yielded little progress in resolving the mounting conflict between the candidates. 476 more words


Presidential Election in Afghanistan finally coming up next month 15 of may 2014

Abdullah consolidates lead over Ghani after second round results:

This is turning out to be a cliffhanger between the two top Presidential contenders, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. 257 more words

Partial Afghan Election Results Show Runoff Likely

Afghan presidential hopeful Abdullah Abdullah shows his inked finger as he casts his vote at a local polling station in Kabul. The former foreign minister is leading his closest rival Ashraf Ghani. 1,106 more words