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Abdullah pulled out for sake of Afghan unity: British PM

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Sunday Afghan opposition candidate Abdullah Abdullah had pulled out of the presidential election run-off "in the interests of national unity".

world Updated: Nov 01, 2009 22:29 IST

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Sunday Afghan opposition candidate Abdullah Abdullah had pulled out of the presidential election run-off "in the interests of national unity".

Brown said that in the wake of Abdullah's decision, President Hamid Karzai had told him in a telephone conversation on Sunday that he wanted to issue a "unity manifesto" for the Afghan people.