United we stand
We were hardly done celebrating the news that the Afghan presidential candidates Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah had agreed on forming a national unity government when the news of their falling out emerged. Then, when we had lost every hope, they two leaders agreed to form a national unity government once again. Now that the recount is done and Dr. Ghani has been declared the winner, Dr. Abdullah has graciously accepted to be the chief executive of Afghanistan. This is indeed good news. There were fears that he would ask his supporters to launch a protest movement against the election result but thankfully sanity prevailed in the end.
It is obvious that both candidates finally realized where their differences would lead the country to. With the international forces all set to leave Afghanistan by the end of this year, there is going to be a vacuum. Now that Ahmedzai and Abdullah have joined forces by putting aside their differences and uniting for Afghanistan, there is a chance that this vacuum will be filled by constructive forces which will work for our nation’s progress.
If they failed to do it, we all know what is going to happen especially considering what is going on in some parts of Afghanistan and which nefarious elements are ruling the roost in a number of cities. Do we want their rule to spread to the entire country? If we want to avoid a complete disintegration of Afghanistan, we will have to forge mutually beneficial ties.