Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence

September 29th, 2014  
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Topic: Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence

By Kay Johnson KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test. The first democratic handover of power in Afghan history has been far from smooth: the deal for a unity government was cobbled together after months of deadlock over a vote in which both Ghani and opponent Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory. ...


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