KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates may reach a deal on how to share power late on Tuesday, according to Afghan and Western officials, potentially ending months of tension over the outcome of a run-off election held in June.
The struggle to find a successor to President Hamid Karzai, who has held power since the Islamist Taliban were ousted in 2001, has destabilized Afghanistan and paralyzed its economy just as most foreign troops withdraw.
The mosque Imam here in Aria city #Kabul in Friday sermon is speaking about #Afghanistan mineral wealth and uses some English words. Nice
Final results of the fraud-tainted #Afghanistan election are expected 2b announced this Sunday & only some 500k votes have been invalidated
#Afghanistan election front-runner Ghani says he never wanted/wants a ‘two-headed govt’ and called on #IEC to announce the results soon
KABUL, Sept 10 (Reuters) – The front-runner in Afghanistan’s
bitterly disputed presidential election on Wednesday called for
the release of results of a fraud investigation and said that
any political deal to end the crisis should not result in a
Two months of tension over the election have already marred
the smooth transition that the U.S.-led military force had hoped
would mark its exit, 13 years after the war to oust the
Taliban’s radical Islamist regime.
KABUL (Reuters) – Final results in Afghanistan’s disputed presidential vote are expected to be released next week, and an election official said on Wednesday that a winner would be announced whether or not the two rival candidates forge a promised power-sharing deal.
Declaring a victor before a negotiated settlement could mark a new, dangerous phase of the crisis surrounding the vote to succeed President Hamid Karzai, even as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw by the end of the year.