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List of prime ministers of Iraq

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This is a list of prime ministers of Iraq since 1920.

List of officeholdersEdit

Portrait Name Lifespan Term of office Political party Head of State
(Reign / Term)
Took office Left office Time in office
 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 2 years,

9 days

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 1 year,

2 days

Military
3   Jafar al-Askari
جعفر العسكري

(1st time)

1887–1936 22 November 1923 2 August 1924 254 days Military
4   Yasin al-Hashimi
ياسين الهاشمي

(1st time)

1882–1937 2 August 1924 26 June 1925 328 days Military /
People's Party
(2)   Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
عبد المحسن السعدون

(2nd time)

1879–1929 26 June 1925 21 November 1926 1 year,

147 days

Military /
Progressive Party
(3)   Jafar al-Askari
جعفر العسكري

(2nd time)

1887–1936 21 November 1926 11 January 1928 1 year,

51 days

Military /
Covenant Party
(2)   Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
عبد المحسن السعدون

(3rd time)

1879–1929 11 January 1928 28 April 1929 1 year,

108 days

Military /
Progressive Party
5   Tawfiq al-Suwaidi
توفيق السويدي

(1st time)

1892–1968 28 April 1929 19 September 1929 144 days Independent
(2)   Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
عبد المحسن السعدون

(4th time)

1879–1929 19 September 1929 13 November 1929
(died in office)
55 days Military /
Progressive Party
6   Naji al-Suwaydi
ناجي السويدي
1882–1942 18 November 1929 23 March 1930 125 days Independent
7   Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(1st time)

1888–1958 23 March 1930 3 November 1932 2 years,

224 days

Military /
Covenant Party
 Kingdom of Iraq (1932–1958) •  
8   Naji Shawkat
ناجي شوكت
1893–1980 3 November 1932 20 March 1933 137 days Independent Faisal I
 
(1921–1933)
9   Rashid Ali al-Gaylani
رشيد عالي الكيلاني

(1st time)

1892–1965 20 March 1933 9 November 1933 234 days Party of National Brotherhood
Ghazi I
 
(1933–1939)
10   Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي

(1st time)

1890–1958 9 November 1933 27 August 1934 291 days Military
11   Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi
علي جودت الأيوبي

(1st time)

1886–1969 27 August 1934 4 March 1935 189 days Military
(10)   Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي

(2nd time)

1890–1958 4 March 1935 17 March 1935 13 days Military
(4)   Yasin al-Hashimi
ياسين الهاشمي

(2nd time)

1882–1937 17 March 1935 30 October 1936 1 year,

226 days

Military /
Party of National Brotherhood
12   Hikmat Sulayman
حكمت سليمان
1889–1964 30 October 1936 17 August 1937 291 days Party of National Brotherhood
(10)   Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي

(3rd time)

1890–1958 17 August 1937 25 December 1938 1 year,

129 days

Military
(7)   Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(2nd time)

1888–1958 25 December 1938 31 March 1940 1 year,

97 days

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 309 days Party of National Brotherhood
13   Taha al-Hashimi
طه الهاشمي
1888–1961 3 February 1941 13 April 1941
(deposed)
69 days Military
(9)   Rashid Ali al-Gaylani
رشيد عالي الكيلاني

(3rd time)

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

(4th time)

1890–1958 4 June 1941 10 October 1941 128 days Military
(7)   Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(3rd time)

1888–1958 10 October 1941 4 June 1944 2 years,

238 days

Military /
Covenant Party
14   Hamdi al-Pachachi
حمدي البجاجي
1886–1948 4 June 1944 23 February 1946 1 year,

262 days

Independent
(5)   Tawfiq al-Suwaidi
توفيق السويدي

(2nd time)

1892–1968 23 February 1946 1 June 1946 98 days Liberal Party
15   Arshad al-Umari
إرشاد العمري

(1st time)

1888–1978 1 June 1946 21 November 1946 173 days Independent
(7)   Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(4th time)

1888–1958 21 November 1946 29 March 1947 128 days Military /
Constitutional Union Party
16   Salih Jabr
سيد صالح جبر
1896–1957 29 March 1947 29 January 1948 306 days Nation's Socialist Party
17   Muhammad as-Sadr
سيد محمد الصدر
1882–1956 29 January 1948 26 June 1948 149 days Independent
18   Muzahim al-Pachachi
مزاجم البجاجي
1891–1982 26 June 1948 6 January 1949 194 days Independent
(7)   Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(5th time)

1888–1958 6 January 1949 10 December 1949 338 days Military /
Constitutional Union Party
(11)   Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi
علي جودت الأيوبي

(2nd time)

1886–1969 10 December 1949 5 February 1950 57 days Military
(5)   Tawfiq al-Suwaidi
توفيق السويدي

(3rd time)

1892–1968 5 February 1950 15 September 1950 222 days Independent
(7)   Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(6th time)

1888–1958 15 September 1950 12 July 1952 1 year,

300 days

Military /
Constitutional Union Party
19   Mustafa Mahmud al-Umari
مصطفى محمود العمري
1894–1962 12 July 1952 23 November 1952 134 days Independent
20   Nureddin Mahmud
نور الدين محمود
1899–1981 23 November 1952 29 January 1953 67 days Military
(10)   Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي

(5th time)

1890–1958 29 January 1953 17 September 1953 231 days Military
21   Muhammad Fadhel al-Jamali
محمد فاضل الجمالي
1903–1997 17 September 1953 29 April 1954 224 days Independent
(15)   Arshad al-Umari
إرشاد العمري

(2nd time)

1888–1978 29 April 1954 4 August 1954 97 days Independent
(7)   Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(7th time)

1888–1958 4 August 1954 20 June 1957 2 years,

304 days

Military /
Constitutional Union Party
(11)   Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi
علي جودت الأيوبي

(3rd time)

1886–1969 20 June 1957 15 December 1957 178 days Military /
United National Front
22   Abdul-Wahab Mirjan
عبد الوهاب مرجان
1909–1964 15 December 1957 3 March 1958 78 days Independent
(7)   Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد

(8th time)

1888–1958 3 March 1958 18 May 1958 76 days Military /
Constitutional Union Party
23   Ahmad Mukhtar Baban
أحمد مختار بابان
1900–1976 18 May 1958 14 July 1958
(deposed)
57 days 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)
4 years,

207 days

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)
283 days 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 1 year,

290 days

Military /
Arab Socialist Union
27   Arif Abd ar-Razzaq
عارف عبد الرزاق
1921–2007 6 September 1965 21 September 1965 15 days Military /
Arab Socialist Union
28   Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz
عبد الرحمن البزاز
1913–1973 21 September 1965 9 August 1966 322 days Arab Socialist Union
29   Naji Talib
ناجي طالب
1917–2012 9 August 1966 10 May 1967 274 days Military Abdul Rahman Arif
 
(1966–1968)
30   Abdul Rahman Arif
عبد الرحمن عارف
1916–2007 10 May 1967 10 July 1967 61 days Military /
Arab Socialist Union
(26)   Tahir Yahya
طاهر يحيى

(2nd time)

1915–1986 10 July 1967 17 July 1968
(deposed)
1 year,

7 days

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 13 days 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 10 years,

350 days

Military /
Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
32   Saddam Hussein
صدام حسين

(1st time)

1937–2006 16 July 1979 23 March 1991 11 years,

250 days

Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
Saddam Hussein
 
(1979–2003)
33   Sa'dun Hammadi
سعدون حمادي
1930–2007 23 March 1991 13 September 1991 174 days Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
34 Mohammad Hamza al-Zubaidi
محمد حمزة الزبيدي
1939–2005 16 September 1991 5 September 1993 1 year,

354 days

Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
35   Ahmad Husayn Khudayir as-Samarrai
أحمد حسين خضير السامرائي
1941– 5 September 1993 29 May 1994 266 days Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
(32)   Saddam Hussein
صدام حسين

(2nd time)

1937–2006 29 May 1994 9 April 2003
(deposed)
8 years,

315 days

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 18 days Independent Coalition Provisional Authority
 
(2003–2004)
36   Ibrahim al-Jaafari
إبراهيم الجعفري

(1st time)

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

(1st time)

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

(2nd time)

1927–2015 1 March 2004 31 March 2004 31 days Independent
44   Massoud Barzani
مسعود برزاني
1946– 1 April 2004 30 April 2004 30 days Kurdistan Democratic Party
45   Ezzedine Salim
عز الدين سليم
1943–2004 1 May 2004 17 May 2004
(died in office)
16 days Islamic Dawa Party
46   Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer
غازي مشعل عجيل الياور
1958– 17 May 2004 1 June 2004 15 days Independent
 Republic of Iraq (2004–present) •  
(38)   Ayad Allawi
أياد علاوي

(2nd time)

1944– 1 June 2004 3 May 2005 336 days 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 1 year,

17 days

Islamic Dawa Party Jalal Talabani
 
(2005–2014)
47   Nouri al-Maliki
نوري المالكي
1950– 20 May 2006 8 September 2014 8 years,

110 days

Islamic Dawa Party
Fuad Masum
 
(2014–2018)
48   Haider al-Abadi
حيدر العبادي
1952– 8 September 2014 25 October 2018 4 years,

47 days

Victory Alliance
Barham Salih
 
(2018–present)
49   Adil Abdul-Mahdi
عادل عبد المهدي
1942– 25 October 2018 Incumbent 251 days Independent

See alsoEdit