Front-runners each claim victory in Afghanistan Presidential poll: 01.10.2019

अफगानिस्तान के राष्ट्रपति चुनाव में अशरफ ग़नी की जीत

Points to Remember:

  • The front-runners for Afghanistan’s presidency, incumbent Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, have both declared victory in elections.
  • Ghani and Abdullah were also the top two candidates in the 2014 polls, leading to months of turmoil as both men accused each other of fraud.
  • Under a power-sharing deal, Ghani became president and Abdullah accepted the post of chief executive.
  • The winner would have a stronger position to conduct any negotiations with the Taliban aimed at ending the country’s 18-year war.

About Afghanistan:

  • Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in South-Central Asia.
  • Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China.
  • President: Ashraf Ghani
  • Capital: Kabul
  • Currency: Afghan afghani
  • Points of interest: Minaret of Jam, Band-e Amir National Park, etc.
  • Official languages: Pashto, Dari
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. In the recently conducted elections in Afghanistan, who became the new President of Afghanistan? Ashraf Ghani
  2. What is the official language of Afghanistan? Pashto, Dari

 

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