Afghan presidential candidates should agree on unity govt: UN

Afghan presidential candidates should agree on unity govt: UN

(New York) – UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon urged the two candidates for Afghanistan’s presidency to agree on a unity Government, telling both Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani they share a real responsibility to guide the country to a peaceful and more prosperous future. In a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York, Mr. Ban […]

Kerry brokers a deal to recount all Afghan votes

Kerry brokers a deal to recount all Afghan votes

(Kabul) – After nearly 12 hours of often tense negotiations, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Afghanistan would audit all eight million votes cast in a runoff presidential election last month as part of a deal to end a tense power struggle between the top two candidates. The audit, intended to resolve allegations of […]

Initial results put Ghani in Arg

Initial results put Ghani in Arg

(Kabul) – The Independent Election Commission announced Ashraf Ghani as the likely winner of the presidential race according to initial results. Addressing a press conference in Kabul, the head of the election commission announced that Ghani had secured 55.44 percent of the 8 million votes cast in the second and final round. The according to […]

Afghan election run-off between Abdullah& Ghani

Afghan election run-off between Abdullah & Ghani

(Kabul) – Afghanistan’s presidential election is set for a second-round vote, preliminary results showed, as opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah and former academic Ashraf Ghani both failed to secure a decisive victory. “Based on our results, it appears that the election goes to the second round,” Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani, head of the Independent Election Commission, told […]

Abdullah leads Afghan poll with 11 points

Abdullah leads Afghan poll with 11 points

(Kabul) – Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading Ashraf Ghani in Afghanistan’s presidential election by 11 percentage points after half of the ballots were counted, officials said Sunday, with a runoff vote likely next month. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Abdullah was on 44.4 percent with former World Bank economist Ghani on 33.2 […]

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