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Khodair al-Khozaei (also transliterated as Khudayir al-Khuza'i) (born June 20, 1947) served as Vice President of Iraq between 2011 and 2014. He is a member of the Islamic Dawa Party - Iraq Organisation party.

Khodair al-Khozaei
Vice President of Iraq
In office
13 May 2011 – 9 September 2014
PresidentJalal Talabani
Fuad Masum
Preceded byAdil Abdul Mahdi
Succeeded byAyad Allawi
Nouri al-Maliki
Osama al-Nujaifi
Minister of Education[1]
In office
PresidentJalal Talabani
Prime MinisterNouri al-Maliki
Personal details
Born (1947-06-20) 20 June 1947 (age 71)[1]
Maysan, Iraq[1]
NationalityIraqi Canadian
Political partyIslamic Dawa Party – Iraq Organisation[1]
State of Law Coalition[1]
Alma materUsul al-Din College[1]
University of Tehran[1]
Aligarh Muslim University[1]

He was appointed by Prime Minister Maliki in May 2006.

He was born in 1947 in Maysan and obtained Doctorates in the Philosophy of Islamic thought and Quranic Studies. He worked in universities and has written books on Quranic interpretation.[2]

He was elected to the Iraqi National Assembly in January 2005 and December 2005 as part of the United Iraqi Alliance list.


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  2. ^ "Islamist And Jihadist As Iraq". Informed Comment.

Political offices
Preceded by
Adil Abdul Mahdi
Vice President of Iraq
Succeeded by
Ayad Allawi
Nouri al-Maliki
Osama al-Nujaifi