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Afghan President-elect Ashraf Ghani vows to build a strong government
Afghan President-elect Ashraf Ghani vows to build a strong government

President-elect Ashraf Ghani said Monday that he and rival Abdullah Abdullah would put a bitter election dispute behind them and build a “strong government” despite questions about the stability of a U.S.-backed power-sharing agreement. “The election process has strengthened our national unity,” Ghani said in his first extended remarks since being announced the winner on Sunday of a controversial runoff vote. He is expected to be sworn in next week. “There is no room for partition or division in the country. We are united and we will remain united.” Yet a day after Ghani and Abdullah signed an agreement creating a national unity government – in...

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