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Kabul celebrates president-elect Ashraf Ghani

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 00:44

Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan's president-elect after signing a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over a disputed election. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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The streets of Kabul are alive with celebration. It's now official -- the new president-elect is Ashraf Ghani. And his supporters couldn't be happier with the announcement. (SOUNDBITE) (Pashto) SUPPORTER OF ASHRAF GHANI, HABIB UL- RAHMAN, SAYING: "We congratulate Ashraf Ghani and his opponent Abdullah on the formation of a national unity government and we hope to have a peaceful government in the future." Under the terms of the deal, Ghani will share power with a chief executive proposed by Abdullah. It ends months of turmoil over the disputed election that destabilized the country. And tonight, brings song to the streets.

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Kabul celebrates president-elect Ashraf Ghani

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 00:44