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Afghan presidential candidates agree to audit, unity government
Afghan presidential candidates agree to audit, unity government

Afghanistan's two presidential candidates reached agreement Saturday on a complete audit of their contested election and on forming a national unity government, regardless of who wins. The deal brokered by Secretary of State John F. Kerry offered a path out of what has threatened to be a debilitating political crisis. Both candidates claimed victory and talked of setting up competing governments. Such a scenario could have dangerously split the government and security forces at a time when the U.S. is pulling out most of its troops and the Taliban continues to wage a fierce insurgency. Instead, former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah agreed to...

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