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
Baghdad, Ottoman Empire
Amman, Jordan
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Mrs Baban
ResidenceAmman, Jordan
Alma materUniversity of Baghdad
Religion Islam


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]


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