New Afghan president sworn in; US security pact to be signed

Eight days after Afghan presidential contenders signed off on a power-sharing agreement, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai replaced Hamid Karzai as president.

By , Associated Press

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Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first transfer of power since the 2001 US-led invasion toppled the Taliban.