Tue, Sep

New president to be sworn in on Sept. 29


Ghani-Kerry-AbdullahThe new president would be sworn in next week, the election campaign teams announced on Sunday, hours after the candidates signed a power-sharing deal.


At a news conference, a spokesman for the Dr. Abdullah-led Reform and Unanimity team urged organisers to arrange the swearing-in ceremony on Sept. 29 in a befitting manner. 

Syed Hussain Sancharaki high-ranking foreign dignitaries, Afghan government officials and jihadi leaders would attend the oath-taking event. 

Meanwhile, the Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai camp also confirmed the ceremony was set for Monday. Ahmadzai will be the new president and Abdullah the chief executive, a specially created slot.