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Encyclopedia > Iraqi Prime Minister

List of Prime Ministers of Iraq


The Prime Minister of Iraq is Iraq's head of government.


It was originally an appointed office, subsidiary to the head of state, and the nominal leader of the Iraqi parliament. Under the newly adopted constitution the Prime Minister is to be the country's active executive authority.


From 1920 to 1958 the Prime Minister was appointed by the King of Iraq, and usually held office for a single year before being replaced. After the republican revolution of 1958, the PM became apppointed by the President of Iraq and served much longer terms, although in many circumstances the President held both the PM's office and Presidency simulatinously.


Royal Prime Ministers

  • 1920 - 1922 Abd ar-Rahman al-Haydari al-Kaylani
  • 1922 - 1923 Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun (1st time)
  • 1923 - 1924 Jafar al-Askari (1st time)
  • 1924 - 1925 Yasin al-Hashimi (1st time)
  • 1925 - 1926 Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun (2nd time)
  • 1926 - 1928 Jafar al-Askari (2nd time)
  • 1928 - 1929 Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun (3rd time)
  • 1929 - 1929 Tawfiq al-Suwaidi (1st time)
  • 1929 - 1929 Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun (4th time)
  • 1929 - 1930 Tawfiq al-Suwaidi (2nd time)
  • 1930 - 1932 Nuri as-Said (1st time)
  • 1932 - 1933 Naji Shawkat
  • 1933 - 1933 Rashid Ali al-Kaylani (1st time)
  • 1933 - 1934 Jamil al-Midfai (1st time)
  • 1934 - 1935 Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi (1st time)
  • 1935 - 1935 Jamil al-Midfai (2nd time)
  • 1935 - 1936 Yasin al-Hashimi (2nd time)
  • 1936 - 1937 Hikmat Sulayman
  • 1937 - 1938 Jamil al-Midfai (3rd time)
  • 1938 - 1940 Nuri as-Said (2nd time)
  • 1940 - 1941 Rashid Ali al-Kaylani (2nd time)
  • 1941 - 1941 Taha al-Hashimi
  • 1941 - 1941 Rashid Ali al-Kaylani (3rd time)
  • 1941 - 1941 Jamil al-Midfai (4th time)
  • 1941 - 1944 Nuri as-Said (3rd time)
  • 1944 - 1946 Hamdi al-Bajaji
  • 1946 - 1946 Tawfiq al-Suwaidi (3rd time)
  • 1946 - 1946 Arshad al-Umari (1st time)
  • 1946 - 1947 Nuri as-Said (4th time)
  • 1947 - 1948 Sayyid Salih Jabr
  • 1948 - 1948 Sayyid Muhammad as-Sadr
  • 1948 - 1949 Muzahim al-Bajaji
  • 1949 - 1949 Nuri as-Said (5th time)
  • 1949 - 1950 Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi (2nd time)
  • 1950 - 1950 Tawfiq al-Suwaidi (4th time)
  • 1950 - 1952 Nuri as-Said (6th time)
  • 1952 - 1952 Mustafa Mahmud al-Umari
  • 1952 - 1953 Nureddin Mahmud
  • 1953 - 1953 Jamil al-Midfai (5th time)
  • 1953 - 1954 Muhammad Fadhel al-Jamali
  • 1954 - 1954 Arshad al-Umari (2nd time)
  • 1954 - 1957 Nuri as-Said (7th time)
  • 1957 - 1957 Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi (3rd time)
  • 1957 - 1958 Abd al-Wahhab Marjan
  • 1958 Nuri as-Said (8th time)

Republican Prime Ministers

Post Saddam Prime Ministers

When the decades-long rule of President Saddam Hussein was ended in the 2003 Iraq War, the American occupational authority created an Iraq interim governing council to assist in matters of goverance until soverignity to Iraq was fully restored.


On May 28, 2004 the Iraqi Council named council member Iyad Allawi to assume the post of prime minister in an interim capacity. The council dissolved on June 1, and Allawi assumed office.


See also: Politics of Iraq, President of Iraq, list of Kings of Iraq, lists of incumbents


  Results from FactBites:
 
Prime Minister of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (459 words)
Prime Minister was originally an appointed office, subsidiary to the head of state, and the nominal leader of the Iraqi parliament.
Under the newly adopted constitution the Prime Minister is to be the country's active executive authority.
From 1920 to 1958 the Prime Minister was appointed by the King of Iraq, and usually held office for a single year before being replaced.
Ibrahim al-Jaafari - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (716 words)
He is a Shiite and was previously one of the two vice-presidents of Iraq under the Iraqi Interim Government in 2004, and the main spokesman for the Islamic Dawa Party in Iraq.
Following the January 2005 Iraqi elections the strength of the UIA in the parliament made him a likely candidate to become the nation's new Prime Minister.
Prime Minister al-Jaafari is known for being soft-spoken and using flowery language laced with phrases from classical Arabic and literary allusions.
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