President of Afghanistan

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President of the
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Emblem 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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President of the
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Emblem 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
CandidatePartyVotes%
Hamid KarzaiIndependent2,283,90749.67
Abdullah AbdullahNational Coalition of Afghanistan1,406,24230.59
Ramazan BashardostIndependent481,07210.46
Ashraf Ghani AhmadzaiIndependent135,1062.94
Mirwais YasiniIndependent47,5111.03
Shahnawaz TanaiAfghanistan Peace Movement29,6480.64
Frozan FanaIndependent21,5120.47
Abdul Salam RocketiIndependent19,9970.43
Habib MangalIndependent18,7460.41
Motasim Billah MazhabiIndependent18,2480.40
Abdul Latif PedramNational Congress Party of Afghanistan15,4620.34
Mohammad Sarwar AhmadzaiIndependent14,2730.31
Sayed Jalal KarimIndependent13,4890.29
Shahla AttaIndependent10,6870.23
Mahbob-U-lah KoshaniAfghanistan Liberal Party10,2550.22
Alhaj Abdul Ghafor ZoriIndependent9,2860.20
Rahim Jan ShinzadIndependent7,1970.16
Zabih-U-llah Ghazi NoristaniJustice and Development Party of Afghanistan6,2840.14
Abdul Jabar SabetIndependent6,1900.13
Mohammad Hashem TaufiquiIndependent5,0430.11
Bismillah ShirIndependent4,5500.10
Ghulam Faroq NijrabiIndependent4,5280.10
Abdul Hasib ArianIndependent4,4720.10
Moin-ul-din UlfatiIndependent3,5180.08
Gul Ahmmad YamaIndependent3,2210.07
Ghulam Mohammad RigiIndependent3,1800.07
Mohammad Akbar OriaIndependent2,9910.07
Bashir Ahmad BizhanKangara Afghanistan National Party2,4570.05
Sangin Mohammad RahmaniIndependent2,4340.05
Hedayat Amin ArsalaNational Islamic Front of Afghanistan2,3460.05
Abdul Majid SamimIndependent2,1980.05
Zia-ul-haq HafiziIndependent1,6790.04
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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