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|Afghanistan (Pushtu: افغانستان / Afganistan - Dari: Afghanestan) is a country in Central-Asia. The capital is Kabul. The state religion is islam (sunni and shia). The official languages are Pushtu and Dari (or Farsi), other main languages are Hazaragi and Uzbek. The country is a state in transition after the liberation from the theocratic Taliban regime, divided in 32 provinces.|
|Freedom House rated the country on political rights with a 6 and on civil rights with a 6, both on a scale of 1 to 7 (in which 1 is the most free).
Freedom House considers Afghanistan to be a not free country.
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Political parties (including links) - A short history
President: Hamid Karzai (2001/2002)
Since the collapse of the Taliban regime after the terrorist attacks at New York and Washington DC there is not yet a clear stabile government in Afghanistan. A Loya Jirgah (Grand Assembly) elected Karzai as president in 2002.
|President: 9 october 2004 (76.9 %)||%|
|Yonous Qanooni - National Movement of Afghanistan||16.3|
|Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq||11.6|
|Abdul Latif Pedram - National Congress Party of Afghanistan||1.4|
|Syed Ishaq Gilani||1.0|
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