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Afghanistan Presidential rivals sign powersharing deal

Sep 22, 2014    

Kabul Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates signed a deal on Sunday to share power after months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilised the nation at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave.Ashraf Ghani, a former finance minister who will be named president, embraced rival Abdullah Abdullah after they signed the powersharing agreement at a ceremony watched by outgoing president Hamid Karzai, and broadcast live from his palace.The new administration faces huge challenges in fighting an emboldened Talibanled insurgency and paying its bills amid plummeting tax r...

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