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Vice President of Afghanistan

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Vice President of Afghanistan

Vice Presidents of the
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Incumbent
Abdul Rashid Dostum (first)
Sarwar Danish (second)

since September 29, 2014
Appointer President of Afghanistan
Term length Five years, renewable
Inaugural holder Hedayat Amin Arsala
Formation July 17, 1973
Website Office of the Vice Presidents

The Vice President of Afghanistan is the second highest political position obtainable in Afghanistan. Vice Presidents are elected on the same ticket as the President. A Presidential candidate nominates two candidates for Vice President before the election. During the Afghan Interim Administration and the Afghan Transitional Administration, when the Loya Jirga hadn't appointed a new Constitution yet, there were more than two vice presidents. The current Vice Presidents are Abdul Rashid Dostum and Sarwar Danish (Second Vice President).

Title Name Inaugurated Left Office Notes
Vice Chair Hedayat Amin Arsala 22 December 2001 19 June 2002 Pashtun, representative of the Rome Group
Vice Chair Mohammed Fahim 22 December 2001 19 June 2002 Tajik and Defense Minister of the United Islamic Front
Vice Chair Sima Samar 22 December 2001 19 June 2002 Hazara, Female and Rome Group representative
Vice Chair Mohammad Mohaqiq 22 December 2001 19 June 2002 Hazara and Commandar in the United Islamic Front
Vice Chair Ahmed Shakar Karkar 22 December 2001 19 June 2002 Uzbek and leader in the United Islamic Front
Vice President Hedayat Amin Arsala 19 June 2002 7 December 2004 Appointed for interim term, Pashtun mandate
Vice President Mohammed Fahim 19 June 2002 7 December 2004 Appointed for interim term, Tajik mandate
Vice President Nematullah Shahrani 19 June 2002 7 December 2004 Appointed for interim term, Uzbek mandate
Vice President Karim Khalili 19 June 2002 7 December 2004 Appointed for interim term, Hazara mandate
Vice President Abdul Qadir 19 June 2002 6 July 2002 Appointed for interim term, Pashtun mandate, assassinated
First Vice President Ahmad Zia Massoud 7 December 2004 19 November 2009 Elected in the same ticket with Karzai
Second Vice President Karim Khalili 7 December 2004 29 September 2014 Elected in the same ticket with Karzai
First Vice President Mohammed Fahim 19 November 2009 9 March 2014 Elected in the same ticket with Karzai
First Vice President Yunus Qanuni 31 March 2014 29 September 2014 Appointed for interim term
First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum 29 September 2014 Incumbent Elected in the same ticket with Ghani
Second Vice President Sarwar Danish 29 September 2014 Incumbent Elected in the same ticket with Ghani

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