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This is a list of Prime Ministers of Iraq since 1920.

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Name Portrait Lifespan Took office Left office Political party Head of State
(Reign / Term)
 Kingdom of Iraq (under the British Mandate) (1920–1932) •  
1 Abd Al-Rahman Al-Gillani
عبد الرحمن الكيلاني
  1841–1927 11 November 1920 20 November 1922 Independent Faisal I
 
(1921–1933)
2 Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
عبد المحسن السعدون

(1st time)

  1879–1929 20 November 1922 22 November 1923 Military
3 Jafar al-Askari
جعفر العسكري

(1st time)

  1887–1936 22 November 1923 2 August 1924 Military
4 Yasin al-Hashimi
ياسين الهاشمي

(1st time)

  1882–1937 2 August 1924 26 June 1925 Military /
People's Party
(2) Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
عبد المحسن السعدون

(2nd time)

  1879–1929 26 June 1925 21 November 1926 Military /
Progressive Party
(3) Jafar al-Askari
جعفر العسكري

(2nd time)

  1887–1936 21 November 1926 11 January 1928 Military /
Covenant Party
(2) Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
عبد المحسن السعدون

(3rd time)

  1879–1929 11 January 1928 28 April 1929 Military /
Progressive Party
5 Tawfiq al-Suwaidi
توفيق السويدي

(1st time)

  1892–1968 28 April 1929 19 September 1929 Independent
(2) Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
عبد المحسن السعدون

(4th time)

  1879–1929 19 September 1929 13 November 1929
(died in office)
Military /
Progressive Party
6 Naji al-Suwaydi
ناجي السويدي
  1882–1942 18 November 1929 23 March 1930 Independent
7 Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(1st time)

  1888–1958 23 March 1930 3 November 1932 Military /
Covenant Party
 Kingdom of Iraq (1932–1958) •  
8 Naji Shawkat
ناجي شوكت
  1893–1980 3 November 1932 20 March 1933 Independent Faisal I
 
(1921–1933)
9 Rashid Ali al-Gaylani
رشيد عالي الكيلاني

(1st time)

  1892–1965 20 March 1933 9 November 1933 Party of National Brotherhood
Ghazi I
 
(1933–1939)
10 Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي

(1st time)

  1890–1958 9 November 1933 27 August 1934 Military
11 Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi
علي جودت الأيوبي

(1st time)

  1886–1969 27 August 1934 4 March 1935 Military
(10) Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي

(2nd time)

  1890–1958 4 March 1935 17 March 1935 Military
(4) Yasin al-Hashimi
ياسين الهاشمي

(2nd time)

  1882–1937 17 March 1935 30 October 1936 Military /
Party of National Brotherhood
12 Hikmat Sulayman
حكمت سليمان
  1889–1964 30 October 1936 17 August 1937 Party of National Brotherhood
(10) Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي

(3rd time)

  1890–1958 17 August 1937 25 December 1938 Military
(7) Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(2nd time)

  1888–1958 25 December 1938 31 March 1940 Military /
Covenant Party
Faisal II
 
(1939–1958)
(9) Rashid Ali al-Gaylani
رشيد عالي الكيلاني

(2nd time)

  1892–1965 31 March 1940 3 February 1941 Party of National Brotherhood
13 Taha al-Hashimi
طه الهاشمي
  1888–1961 3 February 1941 13 April 1941
(deposed)
Military
(9) Rashid Ali al-Gaylani
رشيد عالي الكيلاني

(3rd time)

  1892–1965 13 April 1941 30 May 1941
(deposed)
Party of National Brotherhood
(10) Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي

(4th time)

  1890–1958 4 June 1941 10 October 1941 Military
(7) Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(3rd time)

  1888–1958 10 October 1941 4 June 1944 Military /
Covenant Party
14 Hamdi al-Pachachi
حمدي البجاجي
  1886–1948 4 June 1944 23 February 1946 Independent
(5) Tawfiq al-Suwaidi
توفيق السويدي

(2nd time)

  1892–1968 23 February 1946 1 June 1946 Liberal Party
15 Arshad al-Umari
إرشاد العمري

(1st time)

  1888–1978 1 June 1946 21 November 1946 Independent
(7) Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(4th time)

  1888–1958 21 November 1946 29 March 1947 Military /
Constitutional Union Party
16 Salih Jabr
سيد صالح جبر
  1896–1957 29 March 1947 29 January 1948 Nation's Socialist Party
17 Muhammad as-Sadr
سيد محمد الصدر
  1882–1956 29 January 1948 26 June 1948 Independent
18 Muzahim al-Pachachi
مزاجم البجاجي
  1891–1982 26 June 1948 6 January 1949 Independent
(7) Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(5th time)

  1888–1958 6 January 1949 10 December 1949 Military /
Constitutional Union Party
(11) Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi
علي جودت الأيوبي

(2nd time)

  1886–1969 10 December 1949 5 February 1950 Military
(5) Tawfiq al-Suwaidi
توفيق السويدي

(3rd time)

  1892–1968 5 February 1950 15 September 1950 Independent
(7) Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(6th time)

  1888–1958 15 September 1950 12 July 1952 Military /
Constitutional Union Party
19 Mustafa Mahmud al-Umari
مصطفى محمود العمري
  1894–1962 12 July 1952 23 November 1952 Independent
20 Nureddin Mahmud
نور الدين محمود
  1899–1981 23 November 1952 29 January 1953 Military
(10) Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي

(5th time)

  1890–1958 29 January 1953 17 September 1953 Military
21 Muhammad Fadhel al-Jamali
محمد فاضل الجمالي
  1903–1997 17 September 1953 29 April 1954 Independent
(15) Arshad al-Umari
إرشاد العمري

(2nd time)

  1888–1978 29 April 1954 4 August 1954 Independent
(7) Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(7th time)

  1888–1958 4 August 1954 20 June 1957 Military /
Constitutional Union Party
(11) Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi
علي جودت الأيوبي

(3rd time)

  1886–1969 20 June 1957 15 December 1957 Military /
United National Front
22 Abdul-Wahab Mirjan
عبد الوهاب مرجان
  1909–1964 15 December 1957 3 March 1958 Independent
(7) Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(8th time)

  1888–1958 3 March 1958 18 May 1958 Military /
Constitutional Union Party
23 Ahmad Mukhtar Baban
أحمد مختار بابان
  1900–1976 18 May 1958 14 July 1958
(deposed)
Independent
   Iraqi Republic (pre–Ba'ath Party) (1958–1968) •    
24 Abd al-Karim Qasim
عبد الكريم قاسم
  1914–1963 14 July 1958 8 February 1963
(deposed)
Military Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i
 
(1958–1963)
25 Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
أحمد حسن البكر

(1st time)

  1914–1982 8 February 1963 18 November 1963
(deposed)
Military /
Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
Abdul Salam Arif
 
(1963–1966)
26 Tahir Yahya
طاهر يحيى

(1st time)

  1915–1986 20 November 1963 6 September 1965 Military /
Arab Socialist Union
27 Arif Abd ar-Razzaq
عارف عبد الرزاق
  1921–2007 6 September 1965 21 September 1965 Military /
Arab Socialist Union
28 Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz
عبد الرحمن البزاز
  1913–1973 21 September 1965 9 August 1966 Arab Socialist Union
29 Naji Talib
ناجي طالب
  1917–2012 9 August 1966 10 May 1967 Military Abdul Rahman Arif
 
(1966–1968)
30 Abdul Rahman Arif
عبد الرحمن عارف
  1916–2007 10 May 1967 10 July 1967 Military /
Arab Socialist Union
(26) Tahir Yahya
طاهر يحيى

(2nd time)

  1915–1986 10 July 1967 17 July 1968
(deposed)
Military /
Arab Socialist Union
   Iraqi Republic (under Ba'ath Party) (1968–2003) •    
31 Abd ar-Razzaq an-Naif
عبد الرزاق النايف
  1933–1978 17 July 1968 30 July 1968 Military Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
 
(1968–1979)
(25) Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
أحمد حسن البكر

(2nd time)

  1914–1982 31 July 1968 16 July 1979 Military /
Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
32 Saddam Hussein
صدام حسين

(1st time)

  1937–2006 16 July 1979 23 March 1991 Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
Saddam Hussein
 
(1979–2003)
33 Sa'dun Hammadi
سعدون حمادي
  1930–2007 23 March 1991 13 September 1991 Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
34 Mohammad Hamza al-Zubaidi
محمد حمزة الزبيدي
  1939–2005 16 September 1991 5 September 1993 Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
35 Ahmad Husayn Khudayir as-Samarrai
أحمد حسين خضير السامرائي
  1941– 5 September 1993 29 May 1994 Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
(32) Saddam Hussein
صدام حسين

(2nd time)

  1937–2006 29 May 1994 9 April 2003
(deposed)
Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
 Iraqi Governing Council (2003–2004) •  
Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum
محمد بحر العلوم

(1st time)
Acting Prime Minister

  1927–2015 13 July 2003 31 July 2003 Independent Coalition Provisional Authority
 
(2003–2004)
36 Ibrahim al-Jaafari
إبراهيم الجعفري

(1st time)

  1947– 1 August 2003 31 August 2003 Islamic Dawa Party
37 Ahmed al-Chalabi
أحمد جلبي
  1944–2015 1 September 2003 30 September 2003 Iraqi National Congress
38 Ayad Allawi
أياد علاوي

(1st time)

  1944– 1 October 2003 31 October 2003 Iraqi National Accord
39 Jalal Talabani
جلال طلباني
  1933–2017 1 November 2003 30 November 2003 Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
40 Abdul Aziz al-Hakim
عبد العزيز الحكيم
  1950–2009 1 December 2003 31 December 2003 Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq
41 Adnan al-Pachachi
عدنان بجاجي
  1923– 1 January 2004 31 January 2004 Assembly of Independent Democrats
42 Mohsen Abdel Hamid
محسن عبد الحميد
  1937– 1 February 2004 29 February 2004 Iraqi Islamic Party
43 Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum
محمد بحر العلوم

(2nd time)

  1927–2015 1 March 2004 31 March 2004 Independent
44 Massoud Barzani
مسعود برزاني
  1946– 1 April 2004 30 April 2004 Kurdistan Democratic Party
45 Ezzedine Salim
عز الدين سليم
  1943–2004 1 May 2004 17 May 2004
(died in office)
Islamic Dawa Party
46 Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer
غازي مشعل عجيل الياور
  1958– 17 May 2004 1 June 2004 Independent
 Republic of Iraq (2004–present) •  
(38) Ayad Allawi
أياد علاوي

(2nd time)

  1944– 1 June 2004 3 May 2005 Iraqi National Accord Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer
 
(2004–2005)
(36) Ibrahim al-Jaafari
إبراهيم الجعفري

(2nd time)

  1947– 3 May 2005 20 May 2006 Islamic Dawa Party Jalal Talabani
 
(2005–2014)
47 Nouri al-Maliki
نوري المالكي
  1950– 20 May 2006 8 September 2014 Islamic Dawa Party
Fuad Masum
 
(2014–2018)
48 Haider al-Abadi
حيدر العبادي
  1952– 8 September 2014 25 October 2018 Victory Alliance
Barham Salih
 
(2018–present)
49 Adil Abdul-Mahdi
عادل عبد المهدي
  1942– 25 October 2018 Incumbent Independent

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