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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah sign power-sharing deal

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The National, 17 May 2020

AAN’s Ali Yawar Adili is quoted here with analysis of the signing of the political agreement between President Ghani and Dr Abdullah:

“This is the second time in a row that a presidential election has proved destabilising,” Ali Adili, a researcher with the Afghanistan Analysts Network, told The National.

“Afghanistan’s electoral institutions and voting system have again been found lacking.

“Moreover, the strong ethno-regional polarisation instigated by the fragmented elites in order to win elections has only made the political dispute over the results more dangerous.”