Ahmad Mukhtar Baban

Ahmad Mukhtar Baban (1900 – 24 October 1976(1976-10-24) (aged 75–76)) (Arabic: أحمد مختار بابان‎) was the last Prime Minister of Iraq under the monarchy in 1958.[citation needed]

Ahmad Mukhtar Baban
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Ahmad Mukhatr Baban
23rd Prime Minister of Iraq
In office
18 May 1958 – 14 July 1958
MonarchFaisal II
Preceded byNuri al-Said
Succeeded byAbd al-Karim Qasim
Personal details
Born1900
Baghdad, Ottoman Empire
Died1976
Amman, Jordan
NationalityIraqi
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Mrs Baban
Children3
ResidenceAmman, Jordan
Alma materUniversity of Baghdad
Occupationpolitical
ProfessionLawyer
Religion Islam

BiographyEdit

Baban became prime minister on 18 May 1958, during a time of political tension. The monarchies of Iraq and Jordan had recently agreed upon a confederation known as the Arab Federation. The federation, and Baban's time as prime minister, lasted for only two months.[citation needed]

On 14 July 1958, the monarchy was overthrown in a coup, and a republic was established under Abdul Karim Qassim.[citation needed]

Baban was arrested and sentenced to death by the People's Court, which was established under Qassim's leadership following the coup.[citation needed]

Unlike the royal family and many Iraqi politicians in the monarchy, the sentence was commuted and Baban was not executed.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
Nuri as-Said
Prime Minister of Iraq
1958
Succeeded by
Abdul Karim Qassim