Karzai Urges End to Afghan Post-election Crisis

September 9, 2014 4:54 PM

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Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the United Nations have urged the two rival presidential candidates to expeditiously resolve the election crisis that has entered its fifth month and dashed hopes for a peaceful political transition.

Addressing a ceremony in Kabul, Karzai insisted the country could have a new government within a week if the two candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, can reach a deal in the interest of national unity. “Afghanistan is in an urgent need [of] establishing a new government," Karzai emphas...

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