Cabinet of Afghanistan
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politics and government of
Current cabinet of Ministers
National Unity Government
Karzai administration 2009–2014
After winning a second term, President Hamid Karzai nominated 23 ministers in December 2009 to be part of his new administration but only 7 were approved by the Afghan Parliament. All the other candidates that Karzai initially selected were rejected by members of the parliament. Karzai presented a second list of 18 candidates to the Wolesi Jirga on 9 January 2010. A week later, the Wolesi Jirga again approved only seven of the candidates. Since then, part of the ministries have been governed by acting ministers who do not held approval of the Afghan legislature.
In June 2010, after the resignation of Interior Minister Hanif Atmar, President Karzai submitted 7 names for a third round of confirmation in the parliament. Five of them were approved by the Afghan Parliament, leaving only six of the 25 ministries left with an 'acting minister.'  In the line chart below is the list of members of the current Afghan Cabinet (2009–2014).
|President||Hamid Karzai||2009-2014||Chosen by electorate|
|First Vice President||Mohammed Fahim||2009-2014||Chosen by electorate, died March 2014|
|Yunus Qanuni||2014-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Second Vice President||Karim Khalili||2009-2014||Chosen by electorate|
|Foreign Affairs Minister||Zalmai Rassoul||2010-2013||Resigned in 2013 to run for president|
|Zarar Ahmad Moqbel||2013-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Defense Minister||Abdul Rahim Wardak||2010-2012||Voted out of office by Parliament in 2012|
|Bismillah Khan Mohammadi||2012-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Interior Minister||Mohammad Hanif Atmar||2010-2010||Resigned June 2010|
|Bismillah Khan Mohammadi||2010-2012||Approved by Parliament, voted out of office by Parliament in 2012|
|Ghulam Mujtaba Patang||2012-2013||Was voted out of office by Parliament in 2013|
|Mohammad Omar Daudzai||2013-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Finance Minister||Omar Zakhilwal||2010-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Economic Minister||Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal||2010-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Justice Minister||Habibullah Ghaleb||2010-2014||Approved by Parliament, died in March 2014|
|Information and Cultural Affairs Minister||Sayed Makhdum Raheen||2010-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Education Minister||Ghulam Farooq Wardak||2010-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Higher Education Minister||Sarwar Danish||2010-2012||Rejected by Parliament, served ad acting minister
|Obaidaullah Obaid||2012-2014||Rejected by Parliament in 2010, but in 2012 nomated again and approved|
|Trade and Commerce Minister||Ghulam Mohammad Eelaqi||2010-2010||Rejected by Parliament, served as acting minister|
|Anwar ul-Haq Ahady||2010-2013||Approved by Parliament, resigned in 2013 to run for president|
|Mohammad Shakir Kargar||2013-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Water and Energy Minister||Ismail Khan||2010-2013||Rejected by Parliament in 2010, served as acting minister, spproved in 2012. Resigned in 2013 to become running mate of Abdurrab Rasul Sayaf.|
|Mohammad Arif Noorzai||2013-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Transportation and Aviation Minister||Mohammadulla Batash||2010-2010||Rejected by Parliament, served half a year as acting minister
|Daoud Ali Najafi||2010-2014||Rejected in 2010, served as acting minister, approved by Parliament in 2012 |
|Public Works Minister||Sohrab Ali Safari||2010-2010||Never proposed to parliament, acting minister until 2010|
|Abdul Qadus Hamidi||2010-2012||Approved by Parliament in 2010|
|Najibullah Aoudjan||2012-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Women's Affairs Minister||Husn Bano Ghazanfar||2010-2014||Rejected by Parliament in 2010, served as acting minister and approved in 2012|
|Haj and Islamic Affairs Minister||Mohammad Yousef Niazi||2010-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Public Health Minister||Soraya Dalil||2010-2014||Rejected by Parliament in 2010, served as Acting Minister, Approved in 2012|
|Agriculture Minister||Mohammad Asif Rahimi||2010-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Mines Minister||Waheedullah Sharani||2010-2013||Approved by Parliament, Resigned in 2013 to become running mate to Qayum Karzai.|
|Mohammad Akbar Barakzai||2013-2014||Approved by parliament|
|Ministry of Communications and Information Technology||Amirzai Sangin||2010-2014||Rejected by Parliament in 2010, served as Acting Minister, Approved in 2012|
|Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister||Jarullah Mansouri||2010-2012||Approved by Parliament|
|Wais Ahmad Barmak||2012-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Work, Social Affairs, Martyred and Disabled Minister||Amina Afzali||2010-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Border Affairs and Tribal Affairs Minister||Arsala Jamal||2010-2010||Rejected by Parliament, served as acting minister|
|Assadullah Khalid||2010-2012||Approved by Parliament|
|Azizullah Din Mohammad||2012-2013||Rejected by parliament, served as acting minister|
|Akram Khpalwak||2013-2014||Approved by parliament|
|Urban Development Minister||Sultan Hussain||2010-2012||Rejected by parliament, served as acting minister|
|Hasan Abdullahai||2012-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Counter Narcotics Minister||Zarar Ahmad Moqbel Osmani||2010-2013||Approved by Parliament, resigned in 2013 to become Foreign Affairs Minister|
|Mobarez Rashidi||2014-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Refugees and Repatriation Minister||Abdul Rahim||2010-2010||Rejected by parliament, served as acting minister|
|Jamahir Anwari||2010-2014||Approved by Parliament|
|Chief of the National Directorate of Security||Amrullah Saleh
|Resigned in 2010
Acting head since 2010
|National Security Advisor||Rangeen Dadfar Spanta|
Karzai administration 2004–2009
Afghan Transitional Administration
The Bonn conference of December 2001 had installed an interim government, the 2002 Loya Jirga subsequently elected a transitional administration. From July 2002 until the presidential elections in October 2004, the Transitional Administration governed Afghanistan.
Afghan interim administration
Following the ouster of the Taliban regime approximately two dozen leading Afghans met in Germany at the Bonn Conference to choose a leadership and set in place a timeline for the adoption of a new constitution for a new Afghan government, and the timeline for choosing an executive and legislature by democratic election. In the chart below is the list of members of the Interim and Transitional Afghan authority (20 December 2001 – October 2004). The Afghan Interim Administration (AIA) was the first administration of Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime and was the highest authority of the country from 22 December 2001 until 13 July 2002.
|Chairman||Hamid Karzai||Independent Pashtun tribal leader in exile in Pakistan|
|Mohammed Fahim||Defense Minister of the United Islamic Front|
|Sima Samar||Founder of the Shuhada Organization and Shuhada Clinic in Quetta, Rome Group.|
|Mohammed Mohaqqeq||Warlord fighting against the Taliban for the People's Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan in the United Islamic Front|
Water and Energy Minister
|Ahmed Shakar Karkar||United Islamic Front|
|Hedayat Amin Arsala||Foreign Minister of the Islamic State of Afghanistan in the 90s. Rome group.|
|Foreign Minister||Abdullah Abdullah||Foreign Minister of the United Islamic Front|
|Interior Minister||Yunus Qanuni||Interior Minister of the United Islamic Front|
|Communications Minister||Abdul Rahim||United Islamic Front|
|Borders Minister||Amanullah Zadran||Taliban leader, who defected after the American invasion, Rome Group|
|Refugees Minister||Intayatullah Nazeri||United Islamic Front|
|Small Industries Minister||Aref Noozari||United Islamic Front|
|Mines and Industry Minister||Mohammed Alim Razm||United Islamic Front|
|Health Minister||Sohaila Siddiqi||Has been in the governments of king Mohammed Zahir Shah and the communist regime of the 1970s and 1980s. Independent|
|Commerce Minister||Sayed Mustafa Kasemi||Spokesmen and leader of United National Front|
|Agriculture Minister||Sayed Hussain Anwari||Chief military commander of the Harakat-e Islami in the United National Front|
|Justice Minister||Abbas Karimi||United Islamic Front|
|Information and Culture Minister||Saeed Makhdoom Rahim||Poet and writer, Rome group|
|Reconstruction Minister||Mohammed Fahim Farhang||Rome Group|
|Haj and Mosques Minister||Mohammad Hanif Balkhi||Independent|
|Urban Affairs Minister||Abdul Qadir||Leader in the United National Front for the Hezb-e Islami Khalis faction|
|Public Works Minister||Abdul Khaliq Fazal||Rome group|
|Irrigation Minister||Mangal Hussein||Previously warlord for the Hezbi Islami Gulbuddin, Peshawar group|
|Martyrs and Disabled Minister||Abdullah Wardak||Leader in the United National Front for the Islamic Union for the Liberation of Afghanistan|
|Higher Education Minister||Sharif Faez||United Islamic Front|
|Civil Aviation & Tourism Minister||Abdul Rahman||Member of United Islamic Front, but he threw his support to former king Zahir Shah and became a member of the Rome Group|
|Labor and Social Affairs||Mirwais Saddiq||Son of Ismail Khan, United Islamic Front|
|Transportation Minister||Sultan Hamid Sultan|
|Education Minister||Abdul Rassoul Amin||Member of the National Islamic Front and the Rome group.|
|Rural Development Minister||Abdul Malik Anwar||United Islamic Front|
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