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Afghan Power-Sharing Deal Ends Election Impasse

This week Afghanistan ended months of bitter disputes over the country's presidential election with a widely-hailed U.S.-brokered power-sharing agreement.  But the deal, which installs Ashraf Ghani as president and his rival Abdullah Abdullah as a newly created "chief executive," has critics who question whether it will be strong enough to tackle the country's many challenges just as international troops prepare to leave. Afghanistan's elections started in...

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