Karzai urges rival Afghan successors to unify

September 9, 2014 11:53 AM

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged the country's two presidential candidates to reach an agreement on a new national unity government on Tuesday at a state function that devolved into raucous shouting by agitated supporters of candidate Abdullah Abdullah.

Karzai, who has been in power in Afghanistan since shortly after the 2001 U.S.-led invasion, said that his time as president is over and that the country wants a new government. He told the crowd of hundreds of powerbrokers to urge Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to reach a deal to end the countr...

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