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Afghanistan: Ashraf Ghani inaugurated as new president01:02

Afghanistan: Ashraf Ghani inaugurated as new president

Afghanistan, Kabul
September 29, 2014 at 13:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Afghanistan's next president, Ashraf Ghani, was inaugurated in Kabul's Presidential Palace on Monday. He took the oath of office following months of political deadlock, which was lifted by a US-brokered coalition agreement with his rival Abdullah Abdullah.

The event was the first democratic transition of power since the U.S. invasion of the country in 2001 and was attended by around 1,400 people.

Afghanistan: Ashraf Ghani inaugurated as new president01:02
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Afghanistan's next president, Ashraf Ghani, was inaugurated in Kabul's Presidential Palace on Monday. He took the oath of office following months of political deadlock, which was lifted by a US-brokered coalition agreement with his rival Abdullah Abdullah.

The event was the first democratic transition of power since the U.S. invasion of the country in 2001 and was attended by around 1,400 people.

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