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Afghan Election Runner-up Promises Cooperation

The runner-up in Afghanistan's disputed election, Abdullah Abdullah, on Thursday congratulated his rival, Ashraf Ghani, on becoming president, seeking to quell fears of unrest after the two agreed to share power. In his first public address since former finance minister Ghani was declared the winner on Sunday, Abdullah, a former foreign minister, told his supporters he had to accept a deal to avoid violence for the sake of the people. “Taking the decision at this moment to go...

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