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The international community - and particularly Pakistan - is anxious that Pashtuns are represented in any future government. They comprise more than 45% of the population.

The leader of the interim administration - Hamid Karzai - is Pashtun, as are several other cabinet ministers.

Pashtuns have always dominated Afghan politics, and attempts to exclude them from power have historically resulted in bloodshed.

Politically, Pashtuns span a wide spectrum of views. Although the Taleban was predominantly made up of Pashtuns, there are also many Pashtuns who did not support the Taleban

See also: Full cabinet list

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