Afghan president Ashraf Ghani appears to be heading for a second term. Preliminary results show he won September's election with just over fifty per cent. But Ghani's closest rival says he does not accept the result.
Can a country have two presidents? Bickering rivals Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani both claim to be president and held rival swearing-in ceremonies at the same palace.
The incumbent won 923,592 votes in the poll that took place six months ago. His main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, received 720,841 votes and is questioning the legitimacy of his rival's victory.
The US Secretary of State made an unscheduled visit to Afghanistan to kickstart talks between the government and the Taliban. A feud between the Afghan president and his main rival is jeopardizing the deal.
A day after the US and the Taliban signed a deal to end the Afghan conflict, Afghanistan's President Ghani has said he will not uphold one of the pact's key agreements — the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners.
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