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Abdullah Abdullah hold parallel inauguration as Ghani is sworn in as president

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 10, 2020 12:41

Former chief executive and rival of Afghanistan’s president-elect Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah held a parallel inauguration as his rival, Ashraf Ghani, was sworn in as president of Afghanistan.Both Ghani and Abdullah say they are Afghanistan’s rightful leader following a disputed election last September, a stand-off that threatens political chaos days after the United States and the Taliban signed a deal on the withdrawal of U.S.-led international forces. Planned morning ceremonies were postponed, and guests kept waiting, while U.S. Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad tried to broker a last-minute deal between the longtime political foes, but there was no immediate word of a breakthrough.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 10, 2020 12:41