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Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani (/ˈɑːbdʊl əˈzz ˈɑːbdʊl ˈɡɑːni/ (About this soundlisten) AHB-duul ə-ZEEZ AHB-duul GAH-nee; 4 July 1939 – 22 August 2011) was a Yemeni politician who served as Prime Minister of Yemen from 1994 to 1997,[1] under President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Ghani was a member of the General People's Congress party.

Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani
عبد العزيز عبد الغني
2nd Prime Minister of Yemen
In office
6 October 1994 – 14 May 1997
PresidentAli Abdullah Saleh
Preceded byMuhammad Said al-Attar
Succeeded byFaraj Said Bin Ghanem
11th Prime Minister of Yemen Arab Republic
In office
13 November 1983 – 22 May 1990
Preceded byAbd Al-Karim Al-Iryani
Succeeded byPost abolished
In office
25 January 1975 – 15 October 1980
Preceded byAbdul Latif Dayfallah (Acting)
Succeeded byAbd Al-Karim Al-Iryani
1st Governor of Central Bank of North Yemen
In office
1970–1975
Preceded byPost established
Personal details
Born(1939-07-04)4 July 1939
Hayfan, Taiz Governorate, Yemen
Died22 August 2011(2011-08-22) (aged 72)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Political partyGeneral People's Congress
Spouse(s)Aceya Hamza (m. 1966)
Children6
Alma materColorado College
University of Colorado

Ghani also served as the second Vice President of Yemen Arab Republic in the 1980s, and as the Prime Minister of the Yemen Arab Republic twice. His first term was from 1975 to 1980, and his second term was from 1983 to unification in 1990.[1][2]

Abdul Ghani was the president of the Consultative Council (Shura Council) from 2001 until his death in 2011.[3]

He received his BA degree in economics from Colorado College in the United States in 1962 and an MA in economics from the University of Colorado in 1964.[3]

He died in Saudi Arabia on 22 August 2011 from injuries suffered in a June assassination attempt on President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a government official with Saleh in Riyadh said.

Ghani was the first senior political figure to die from the explosion in Saleh's palace mosque which forced the president and a number of his aides to seek medical treatment in Saudi Arabia.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Parliament- (Pakistan, Yemen to establish friendship groups in Parliament)". Pakistan Press International. 2004-10-09. Retrieved 2010-08-10.[dead link]
  2. ^ de Gruyter, Walter. Who's Who in the Arab World 2007-2008. Publictec Publications. p. 30.
  3. ^ a b https://www.assecaa.org/index.php/en/?option=com_content&view=article&id=94&catid=24
  4. ^ By Hakim Almasmari, For CNN. "Senior Yemen official dies from palace attack injuries - CNN.com".
Political offices
Preceded by
Abdul Latif Dayfallah
(acting)
Prime Minister of North Yemen
1975–1980
Succeeded by
Abdul Karim al-Iryani
Preceded by
Abdul Karim al-Iryani
Prime Minister of North Yemen
1983–1990
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Preceded by
Muhammad Said al-Attar
Prime Minister of Yemen
1994–1997
Succeeded by
Faraj Said Bin Ghanem