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    MPs slam govt failure to resolve vote crisis

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday welcomed the breakthrough in the deadlocked presidential election process, saying agreement between the two hopefuls brought to an end fears about a deepening political turmoil.



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    Presence of observers in vote audit stressed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan election observers on Sunday welcomed the audit of all votes, but said the review should be carried out in cooperation with local and international observers for the sake of transparency.



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    Law on privileges for MPs draws criticism

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political analysts and common people view giving certain privileges to parliamentarians even after completing their tenure as illegal and unfair, urging the upper house and the president to reject the legislative measure in this regard.



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    Afghans hail agreement as a positive step

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A large number of Afghan citizens on Sunday welcomed the agreement reached between the two presidential hopefuls, ending weeks of electoral impasse.



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    Senators rap world’s silence on Gaza raids

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan senators, denouncing deadly Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, on Sunday expressed solidarity with Palestinians by observing two minutes of silence.



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    Deal hailed as a stride toward transparency

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The election commissions on Sunday commended agreement between the presidential runners, calling a full audit of votes a major stride toward transparency in the process.



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    Anti-Israel rally staged in Nangarhar

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Civil society activists staged a rally on Sunday, condemning Israeli attacks on Palestinian territory and urging the international community to take immediate steps to deescalate the tension. 



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    Presidential vote: UK welcomes breakthrough

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Following a US-brokered deal, British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Sunday welcomed a comprehensive Afghan presidential election audit and agreement to establish a government of national unity.



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    Karzai agrees to postpone new president's inauguration

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai accepted on Saturday night a joint demand of the two presidential candidates for postponing the inauguration of the new head of state.



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    Kubis commends candidates' commitment

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Following a US-brokered deal, the top UN diplomat in Afghanistan congratulated late Saturday night the presidential candidates on their commitment to the country’s stability and unity.