President of Afghanistan

President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi meeting the President of Afghanistan, Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on September 19, 2018 (cropped) (cropped).JPG
Final holder
Ashraf Ghani

29 September 2014 – 15 August 2021 (2014-09-29 – 2021-08-15)
StatusOffice abolished
Member ofCabinet of Afghanistan
ResidenceThe Arg
SeatKabul
AppointerDirect election
Term length5 years, renewable once
Precursor
Formation
First holderMohammed Daoud Khan
Final holderAshraf Ghani
Abolished
Superseded by
DeputyVice President of Afghanistan
Salary؋960,000 monthly[1]
Websitepresident.gov.af (dead)
(15 August 2021 archive)

The president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was constitutionally the head of state and head of government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (2004–2021) and Commander-in-Chief of the Afghan Armed Forces.

On 15 August 2021, as the Taliban took over Kabul, President Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan and took refuge in the United Arab Emirates.[2][3] After Ghani fled, the Taliban occupied the Arg presidential palace.[2]

  1. ^ "Afghanistan's lower house approves President Karzai's salary and expenses amount". Wadsam. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: Mishal Husain, Paul Adams, Malik Mudassir, Ben Wright, Jon Sopel (15 August 2021). Taliban seize power in Afghanistan as President flees country (Television production). London: BBC News. Retrieved 15 August 2021 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ "President Ashraf Ghani leaves Afghanistan: Live". Al Jazeera. August 15, 2021. Retrieved August 15, 2021.

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