Ghani comes to power in Afghanistan in a rare peaceful transition Add to ...

September 30, 2014 12:20 AM

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Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was inaugurated as President of Afghanistan on Monday, punctuating a season of grave political crisis with a peaceful transition of power that stood as a rarity in a country marked by four decades of war.

As the international community breathed a collective sigh of relief, Mr. Ahmadzai’s first appearance as President was full of reassuring touchstones.

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