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Crisis deepens after talk of 'parallel government' in Afghanistan

  • Abdullah Abdullah, a presidential candidate in Afghanistan, has claimed victory in the controversial elections though initial results gave a big lead to Ashraf Ghani, the rival candidate.

    Abdullah claimed Ghani’s lead was a result of fraud and he would do anything to prevent the formation of a “fake government.” He hinted that he was considering forming his own cabinet. 

    US secretary of state John Kerry has warned against abandoning the democratic process. He said he had noted the suggestions of a ‘parallel government’ with the "gravest concern.”

     

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