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.
- 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:
- In the recently conducted elections in Afghanistan, who became the new President of Afghanistan? Ashraf Ghani
- What is the official language of Afghanistan? Pashto, Dari