The Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is a position within the Government of Afghanistan. The extra-constitutional post was created in September 2014 following the disputes that arose after the 2014 Afghan presidential election when both Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory in that election. As part of a national unity agreement, it was agreed that Ashraf Ghani would assume the presidency and a new post of Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan would be created for Abdullah Abdullah.
The Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan chairs a weekly meeting of a Ministers' Council which can make policy recommendations to the President. The Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan can also recommend ministers for the Cabinet of Afghanistan, a body chaired by the President.
|Name||Birth–Death||Took office||Left office||Political Affiliation|
|Abdullah Abdullah||1960–||29 September 2014||Incumbent||National Coalition|
|Previously served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, from 2001 to 2005.|