Karim Khalili

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Karim Khalili
Karim Khalili in December 2010-cropped.jpg
Karim Khalili in 2010
Vice President of Afghanistan
In office
7 December 2004 – 29 September 2014
President Hamid Karzai
Preceded by Ahmed Shakar Karkar
Succeeded by Abdul Rashid Dostum
Personal details
Born 1950
Maidan Wardak Province, Afghanistan
Political party Hezbe Wahdat
Religion Shia Islam

Karim Khalili (Persian: کریم خلیلی‎‎) is the former Vice President of Afghanistan in the administration of President Hamid Karzai.[1] Khalili was appointed first time as Vice President in 2002 and was elected as running mate of Hamid Karzai in 2004. Since 1989 he has been one of the main leaders of the Wahdat political party of Hazara.[2]

Khalili was born in Wardak Province and attended a religious school. He participated in the Afghan resistance during Soviet Invasion. He also served as Minister of Finance of Afghanistan during the Mujahideen government in the early 1990s.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Position created
Vice President of Afghanistan
Succeeded by
Sarwar Danish