Afghanistan's new President-elect Ashraf Ghani congratulated the country on Monday on what he called its first democratic transfer of power, but the former rival with whom he signed a power-sharing deal was absent from celebrations.
Afghanistan's Taliban militants on Monday decried a pact by rival election candidates to form a government of national unity as a "sham" orchestrated by the United States and unacceptable to the Afghan people.
Secret election results and an uneasy power-sharing deal have raised fears that the legacy of the US-led intervention in Afghanistan will be a government that lacks the legitimacy or strength to avert the risk of a return to civil war.
The United States has welcomed a power-sharing deal that saw former finance minister Ashraf Ghani declared Afghanistan`s next president, and said it hopes a crucial security agreement will be signed within a week.
A power-sharing deal signed by presidential rivals Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah ended the months-long dispute in Afghanistan, paving the way for a National Unity Government that will see both the key leaders at the helm.
Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared Afghanistan`s next president on Sunday, hours after signing a power-sharing deal with his rival Abdullah Abdullah that ended a prolonged standoff over the disputed result.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated both the Afghanistan's leaders Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah for signing an agreement on the formation of a national unity government to end the election deadlock.
In a much-awaited end to the impasse of Afghanistan presidential election results, the rival presidential candidates have agreed on a power-sharing deal to form a national unity government, with Abdullah Abdullah letting Ashraf Ghani be the president and himself nominating the “Chief executive officer”.
Afghanistan`s two rival presidential candidates are due to sign a power-sharing agreement Sunday, officials said, forming a potentially rocky coalition that will end a prolonged stand-off over the disputed election result.
The result of Afghanistan's disputed election will be declared tomorrow, officials said today, as last-minute talks between the two rival candidates struggled to nail down a proposed power-sharing deal.