Vice President of Afghanistan

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Vice Presidents of the
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
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Official Emblem
Incumbent
Mohammad Qasim Fahim (first)
Abdul Karim Khalili (second)

since June 30, 2004
Appointer President of Afghanistan
Term length Five years, renewable
Formation 17 July, 1973 (first (communist) republic)
27 September, 1996 (Taliban)
13 November 2001 (transition)
7 December, 2004 (current state)
Website Office of the Vice Presidents

The Vice President of Afghanistan is the second highest political position 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.

Title Name Inaugurated Left Office Notes
Vice Chair Mohammad Qaseem Faheem 22 December 2001 19 June 2002 Tajik and Defense Minister of the United Islamic Front
Vice Chair Seema 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 Chair Hedaayat Ameen Arsala 22 December 2001 19 June 2002 Pashtun, representative of the Rome Group
Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim 19 June 2002 7 December 2004 Appointed for interim term, Tajik mandate
Vice President Hedayat Amin Arsala 19 June 2002 7 December 2004 Appointed for interim term, Pashtun mandate
Vice President Nematullah Shahrani 19 June 2002 7 December 2004 Appointed for interim term, Uzbek mandate
Vice President Abdul 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
First Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim 19 November 2009 Incumbent Elected in the same ticket with Karzai
Second Vice President Abdul Karim Khalili 7 December 2004 Incumbent Elected in the same ticket with Karzai

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