His poor showing was put down to a low profile due to spending more than 20 years outside
Afghanistan. A technocrat, he is one of the few candidates with detailed economic proposals.
His recruitment of Uzbek warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum as running mate has brought him a vote bank but may have lost him support among reform-minded Afghans.
- First vice-president, Abdul Rashid Dostum;
- Second vice-president, Sarwar Danish.