Afghan leader in cabinet setback as nominee quits, others in doubt

January 19, 2015 2:31 PM

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KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan president's bid to form a cabinet nearly four months after taking office ran into fresh trouble on Monday after his candidate for finance minister withdrew and doubt was cast over as many as 11 nominees believed to hold dual citizenship.

President Ashraf Ghani is hoping to finalize a 25-member ministerial team after overcoming disagreements with his chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, who shares control over appointments under the deal to share power following a disputed election.

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