1TV: India congratulated Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on his reelection victory expressing commitment to work with the new administration. Click here to read more (external link). Related UN, EU ready to work with new Afghan administration
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 19, 2020 The long-awaited result of Afghanistan’s bitterly disputed presidential election was expected to end months of uncertainty. Instead, President Ashraf Ghani’s reelection has triggered a political crisis that has threatened to spill over into violence and derail a historic peace deal between the United States and the Taliban.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 19, 2020 KABUL– Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum has called on his supporters to take to the streets to protest the reelection of President Ashraf Ghani. But reports from across Afghanistan say that, despite Dostum’s rallying cry, there was little sign of major protests or celebrations by Afghans weary
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News February 18, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Five months after Afghanistan’s presidential election, the country’s top electoral body Tuesday declared incumbent President Ashraf Ghani a winner for a second term while his top rival Abdullah Abdullah’s team called the decision “illegal.” The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan said Ghani won 50.6 percent of
Tolo News: The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has started the audit of disputed votes and will announce the final results of the September presidential elections within the next two days, the deputy of the commission said. The process was delayed for three days because of a protest from Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s campaign team. Click
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani is meeting with top US and NATO officials on Friday in Germany at the Munich Security Conference, according to tweets from the Presidential Palace. This comes as events in the US-Taliban peace negotiation talks in Doha appear to accelerate, following an announcement earlier this week of US President Trump’s
Tolo News: Presidential Palace pictures of President Ghani’s meetings show his running mate Amrullah Saleh sitting next to him, which adds fuel to speculation among critics of the Ghani administration that Saleh is performing government duties unofficially. Saleh, who is running as Ghani’s first vice president, has also been referred to as a high-ranking official
Tolo News: A group of politicians and senior members of Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s campaign team at a gathering in Kabul on Sunday criticized the Presidential Palace for “impeding” the peace process by introducing new conditions for a potential peace agreement. Abdullah argued that instead of imposing more conditions, all offered opportunities should be taken advantage
1TV: Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and former president Hamid Karzai have no plans for Afghanistan’s future, President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday. “Sour grapes. Did President Karzai achieve a ceasefire? I did. Did President Karzai offer an unconditional offer to the Taliban? I did. Who is approving in the public opinion polls that they would trust
Tolo News: A list seen by TOLOnews shows that a number of President Ashraf Ghani’s close aides have been chosen for Afghanistan’s key diplomatic offices abroad. Last year, President Ghani appointed Walid Tamim – who was accused of corruption and embezzlement and whose case was referred to the Attorney General’s Office – as Afghanistan’s ambassador to India.