President of Afghanistan

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President of the
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
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Hamid Karzai 2004-06-14.jpg
Incumbent
Hamid Karzai

since December 7, 2004
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
Hamid Karzai 2004-06-14.jpg
Incumbent
Hamid Karzai

since December 7, 2004
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).[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]

e • d Summary of the 20 August 2009 Afghan presidential election results
CandidateVotes%
Hamid Karzai2,283,90749.67
Abdullah Abdullah1,406,24230.59
Ramazan Bashardost481,07210.46
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai135,1062.94
Mirwais Yasini47,5111.03
Shahnawaz Tanai29,6480.64
Frozan Fana21,5120.47
Abdul Salam Rocketi19,9970.43
Habib Mangal18,7460.41
Motasim Billah Mazhabi18,2480.40
Abdul Latif Pedram15,4620.34
Mohammad Sarwar Ahmadzai14,2730.31
Sayed Jalal Karim13,4890.29
Shahla Atta10,6870.23
Mahbob-U-lah Koshani10,2550.22
Alhaj Abdul Ghafor Zori9,2860.20
Rahim Jan Shinzad7,1970.16
Zabih-U-llah Ghazi Noristani6,2840.14
Abdul Jabar Sabet6,1900.13
Mohammad Hashem Taufiqui5,0430.11
Bismillah Shir4,5500.10
Ghulam Faroq Nijrabi4,5280.10
Abdul Hasib Arian4,4720.10
Moin-ul-din Ulfati3,5180.08
Gul Ahmmad Yama3,2210.07
Ghulam Mohammad Rigi3,1800.07
Mohammad Akbar Oria2,9910.07
Bashir Ahmad Bizhan2,4570.05
Sangin Mohammad Rahmani2,4340.05
Hedayat Amin Arsala2,3460.05
Abdul Majid Samim2,1980.05
Zia-ul-haq Hafizi1,6790.04
Valid votes (turnout % and %)4,597,727100.00
Invalid votes225,3634.67
Total votes4,823,090100.00
Source: IEC

See also[edit]

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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