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    West backs 'Afghan executive' plan - 08 Sep 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Western powers are pressing for the creation of a "chief executive" in the Afghan government who would oversee the day-to-day running of the country.

    The diplomatic push, under way even as vote counting from Afghanistan's presidential election continues, is being presented as an anti-corruption measure.

    Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker looks at the chief-executive proposal, a plan favoured by western governments and international donors.