President of Afghanistan

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President of the
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
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Ashraf Ghani August 2014.jpg
Incumbent
Ashraf Ghani

since 29 September 2014
StyleHis Excellency
ResidencePresidential Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Inaugural holderMohammed Daoud Khan
FormationJuly 17, 1973 (first republic)
WebsiteOffice of the President
 
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President of the
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Standard of the President of Afghanistan.svg
Ashraf Ghani August 2014.jpg
Incumbent
Ashraf Ghani

since 29 September 2014
StyleHis Excellency
ResidencePresidential Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Inaugural holderMohammed Daoud Khan
FormationJuly 17, 1973 (first republic)
WebsiteOffice of the President
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Afghanistan has only been a republic between 1973 and 1992 and from 2001 onwards. Before 1973, it was a monarchy that was governed by a variety of kings, emirs or shahs. From 1992 to 2001, during the civil war, the country was recognized as the Islamic State of Afghanistan and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Powers[edit]

The constitution of Afghanistan grants the president wide powers over military and legislative affairs, with a relatively weak national bicameral national assembly, the Wolesi Jirga (House of the People) and Meshrano Jirga (House of Elders). The Presidents can serve five-year terms. Hamid Karzai started his first five-year term in 2004.[1] These were a subject of considerable controversy when debated by the country's Constitutional Loya Jirga in December 2003.[citation needed] However, they were seen by the interim administration and its Western backers as being essential to securing the stability of Afghanistan.[citation needed]

Latest election[edit]

CandidateNominating partyFirst roundSecond round (preliminary results)
Votes%Votes%
Ashraf Ghani AhmadzaiIndependent2,084,54731.564,485,88856.44
Abdullah AbdullahNational Coalition2,972,14145.003,461,63943.56
Zalmai RassoulIndependent750,99711.37
Abdul Rasul SayyafIslamic Dawa465,2077.04
Qutbuddin HilalIndependent181,8272.75
Gul Agha SherzaiIndependent103,6361.57
Mohammad Daud SultanzoyIndependent30,6850.46
Hedayat Amin ArsalaIndependent15,5060.23
Invalid/blank votes
Total6,604,5461007,947,527100
Registered votes/turnout
Source: IEC IEC

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meshrano Jirga". Government of Afghanistan. Archived from the original on 2009-02-08. Retrieved 2009-07-15. "The Meshrano Jirga of the National Assembly of Afghanistan consists of 102 members. Two-thirds were elected indirectly through Provincial Councils (one-third representing the Provincial Councils and one-third representing the District Councils) and one-third were appointed by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan." 

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