In a rare development, Afghanistan witnesses two Presidential inaugurations

Kabul: Afghanistan’s 2020 presidential elections were already engulfed in political controversy and instability, and in another bizarre turn of events, Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah both held their own separate oath taking ceremony, deepening political divide in the country.

Earlier, Afghanistan’s election commission declared Ashraf Ghani as the winner in Presidential election, securing just above 50% of total votes, a result which Abdullah Abdullah rejected and termed as faux and fraud.

According to local Afghan media sources such as TOLO news, international dignitaries, including US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, and US and NATO forces commander General Scott Miller, attended Ghani’s inauguration at the Presidential palace in the capital, Kabul.