Skip to Content

Run-off elections

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Afghanistan names new president after power-sharing deal, but vote total kept hidden
Jason Straziuso And Rahim Faiez, The Associated Press

KABUL - Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president on Sunday only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive.

The commission named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner and next president and noted that Abdullah Abdullah will be the next chief executive. But it pointedly did not release final vote totals amid suggestions that doing so could inflame tensions.

Syndicate content