President of Afghanistan facts for kids
|President of the
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
|Residence||Arg Presidential Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan|
|Appointer||Direct popular vote|
|Term length||Five years|
|Inaugural holder||Mohammed Daoud Khan|
|Formation||July 17, 1973 (first republic)|
|Website||Office of the President|
The President of Afghanistan is the head of state of Afghanistan. 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. There was a civil war from 1992 to 2001.
The constitution of Afghanistan gives the president wide powers over military and legislative affairs. There is a weak national parliament.
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