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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