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Afghanistan poll dispute Rivals close to deal on sharing power

Sep 16, 2014    

Kabul 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 destabilised Afghanistan and paralysed its economy just as most foreign troops withdraw.The rival candidates for the presidency have been negotiating for months on how to share power and the US secretary of state has twice flown in...

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