Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghan presidential election

In Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani has won another term as president, after being declared the winner of September’s disputed election.
The results have been delayed for months – due to attacks at polling stations, allegations of rigging and technical problems.
Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports.

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In This Story: Afghanistan

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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