Hamid Karzai

Hamid Karzai, GCMG (Pashto: حامد کرزی‎, Hāmid Karzay; born 24 December 1957) is the 12th and current President of Afghanistan, taking office on 7 December 2004. He became a dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban regime in late 2001. During the December 2001 International Conference on Afghanistan in Germany, Karzai was selected by prominent Afghan political figures to serve a six month term as Chairman of the Interim Administration.

He was then chosen for a two year term as Interim President during the 2002 loya jirga (grand assembly) that was held in Kabul, Afghanistan. After the 2004 presidential election, Karzai was declared winner and became President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. He won a second five-year-term in the 2009 presidential election.

Read more about Hamid KarzaiEarly Life, Early Career, President and Chairman of A Transitional Administration, 2004 Afghan Presidential Election, Foreign Relations, Assassination Attempts, Personal and Tribal Lineage, Honorary Degrees and Awards, Controversies

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Hamid Karzai - Controversies - Unocal Connection
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