Afghan political rivals reach deal, political impasse broken

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Ján Kubiš, Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, at a press conference with presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani. US Secretary of State John Kerry looks on. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA

After a political impasse lasting weeks, the two candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election have reached an agreement.

The deal, facilitated by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the US Secretary of State, John Kerry breaks the deadlock and allows the country's electoral process to continue.

The two rivals have agreed to a complete audit of the results in the Presidential run-off elections and the formation of a national unity government after the results are announced.

UNAMA's Seyto Budi reports.

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