New president to be sworn in on Sept. 29
The new president will 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, Syed Hussain Sancharaki, a spokesman for the Dr. Abdullah-led Reform and Unanimity team, urged organisers to arrange the swearing-in ceremony for Sept. 29.
Sancharaki said high-ranking foreign dignitaries, Afghan government officials, and jihadi leaders would attend the oath-taking event.
Meanwhile, the team led by Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai also confirmed the date for the ceremony was set for Monday. Ahmadzai will be the new president and Abdullah the chief executive, a specially created position