Afghan candidate: Government can't have 2 heads

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Posted: Sep 10, 2014 11:25 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of two presidential candidates in Afghanistan says that talks on a national unity government will continue but that it cannot accommodate two leaders.

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai said Wednesday that he is being respectful in talks with opponent Abdullah Abdullah but that he will not agree to a deal that compromises the constitution.

Abdullah on Monday said talks with Ghani Ahmadzai have deadlocked and that he won't accept what he called a fraudulent vote result expected to favor Ghani Ahmadzai.

The talks stalled over the powers for the newly created position of chief executive. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry helped broker a deal for a national unity government.

Ghani Ahmadzai said he thinks and hopes the election results will be announced within a week.