Afghan president-elect Ashraf Ghani
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Ashraf Ghani: Afghanistan's new president to take office

Afghanistan's new government takes office on Monday, almost six months after the country's election process began.

Ashraf Ghani will be inaugurated in a ceremony at the presidential palace replacing Hamid Karzai, who has led Afghanistan since 2002.

President Ghani will head a government of national unity with the runner-up in the election Abdullah Abdullah.

It is the first peaceful transition of power in Afghanistan for more than a century.

David Loyn reports from Kabul.

  • 29 Sep 2014
  • From the section Asia