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Afghanistan election commission confirms Ashraf Ghani as president

Christian Fernsby |
The long awaited final results of the landmark presidential polls in Afghanistan were announced today, a state run broadcaster announced.

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Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the president, told a news conference today the next move for the government is to form an inclusive team for direct talks with the insurgents after a likely deal between the Taliban and the U.S. later this month.

“About the details of the reduction in violence, on how to implement it, the Afghan security forces are working in close collaboration with the U.S. partners,” he said on the proposed reduction of violence deal between Washington and the Taliban.

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