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List of presidents of Iraq

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This is a list of presidents of Iraq since the formation of the Iraqi Republic in 1958.

List of officeholdersEdit

No. Portrait Name

(Birth–Death)

Elected Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
  Iraqi Republic (pre–Ba'ath Party) (1958–1968) •    
1   Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i
محمد نجيب الربيعي

(1904–1965)

14 July 1958 8 February 1963
(deposed)
4 years, 207 days Military
2   Abdul Salam Arif
عبد السلام عارف

(1921–1966)

8 February 1963 13 April 1966
(died in office)
3 years, 65 days Military /
Arab Socialist Union
  Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz
عبد الرحمن البزاز
Acting President

(1913–1973)

13 April 1966 16 April 1966 3 days Arab Socialist Union
3   Abdul Rahman Arif
عبد الرحمن عارف

(1916–2007)

16 April 1966 17 July 1968
(deposed)
2 years, 92 days Military /
Arab Socialist Union
  Iraqi Republic (under Ba'ath Party) (1968–2003) •    
4   Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
أحمد حسن البكر

(1914–1982)

17 July 1968 16 July 1979 10 years, 364 days Military /
Iraqi Ba'ath
(Iraq Region)
5   Saddam Hussein
صدام حسين

(1937–2006)

1995
2002
16 July 1979 9 April 2003
(deposed)
23 years, 267 days Iraqi Ba'ath
(Iraq Region)
 Iraqi Governing Council (2003–2004) •  
  Coalition Provisional Authority[a] 21 April 2003 28 June 2004 434 days
  Republic of Iraq (2004–present) •  
  Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer
غازي مشعل عجيل الياور
Interim President

(born 1958)

28 June 2004 7 April 2005 283 days Independent
6   Jalal Talabani
جلال طالباني

(1933–2017)

7 April 2005 24 July 2014 9 years, 108 days Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
7   Fuad Masum
فؤاد معصوم

(born 1938)

24 July 2014 2 October 2018 4 years, 68 days Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
8   Barham Salih
بەرهەم ساڵح

(born 1960)

2 October 2018 Incumbent 1 year, 62 days Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The CPA was administered first by Jay Garner (21 April – 12 May 2003), then later by Paul Bremer (12 May 2003 – 28 June 2004).

TimelineEdit

Barham SalihFuad MasumJalal TalabaniSaddam HusseinAhmed Hassan al-BakrAbdul Rahman ArifAbd ar-Rahman al-BazzazAbdul Salam ArifMuhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i 

See alsoEdit