Afghan president vows to only transfer power through election

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said that he would only transfer power to a new administration through elections. “The transfer of power through the election is a non-negotiable principle for us,” Ghani said during an address at the opening ceremony of the new legislative session of Parliament. “We are ready to discuss the holding of a free, transparent, and countrywide election under the management of the international community,” he added. “We can also talk about a date and reach a conclusion.” Ghani’s comments come days after reports emerged that the US Special Envoy for Afghanist…

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