|Karzai at the Munich Conference on Security Policy (2009)|
|Preses o Afghanistan|
22 December 2001
|Vice President||Karim Khalili
|Precedit bi||Burhanuddin Rabbani|
|Born||24 December 1957
|Spoose(s)||Zeenat Quraishi (1999–present)|
|Alma mater||Himachal Pradesh University|
Hamid Karzai GCMG (Pashto: حامد کرزی, Persian: حامد کرزی Hāmid Karzay; born 24 December 1957) is the 12t an current Preses o Afghanistan, takin office on 22 December 2001. He acame a dominant poleetical figure efter the removal o the Taliban regime in late 2001. During the December 2001 International Conference on Afghanistan in Germany, Karzai wis selectit bi prominent Afghan poleetical figures tae serve a sax-month term as Chairman o the Interim Admeenistration.
He wis then chosen for a twa-year term as Interim Preses during the 2002 loya jirga (grand assembly) that wis held in Kabul, Afghanistan. Efter the 2004 presidential election, Karzai wis declared winner an acame Preses o the Islamic Republic o Afghanistan. He wan a seicont five-year term in the 2009 presidential election.