Politics & Government

November 17, 2009 4:43 PM

As Karzai starts new term, doubts grow that he'll finish

On the eve of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's swearing-in for a second term , speculation is growing that he could be forced to step aside before he finishes his next five years in office. "It would take a miracle," said Abdullah Abdullah, the one-time foreign minister who abandoned a planned runoff against Karzai earlier this month. "And, as Muslims, we don't believe miracles are possible now."

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