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List of heads of government of Sudan

This article lists the heads of government of Sudan, from the establishment of the office of Chief Minister in 1952 until the present day. The office of Prime Minister was abolished after the 1989 coup d'état,[2] and reestablished in 2017 when Bakri Hassan Saleh was appointed Prime Minister by President Omar al-Bashir.[3]

Prime Minister of Republic of the Sudan
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Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.jpg
Incumbent
Abdalla Hamdok

since 21 August 2019
AppointerSovereignty Council[1]
Formation1 January 1956
First holderIsmail al-Azhari

The current Prime Minister is Abdalla Hamdok, who was appointed to the position by the Sovereignty Council as part of the country's transition to democracy.

History of the officeEdit

Titles of heads of governmentEdit

  • 1952–1956: Chief Minister
  • 1956–1989; 2017–present: Prime Minister

Heads of Government of Sudan (1952–present)Edit

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (1952–1956)Edit

No. Name Lifespan Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi[a]   1885–1959 22 October 1952 November 1953 1 year, 10 days National Umma Party
2 Ismail al-Azhari   1900–1969 6 January 1954 1 January 1956 1 year, 360 days Democratic Unionist Party

Republic of the Sudan (1956–1969)Edit

(2) Ismail al-Azhari   1900–1969 1 January 1956 5 July 1956 1 year, 186 days Democratic Unionist Party
3 Abdallah Khalil   1892–1970 5 July 1956 17 November 1958[b] 2 years, 135 days National Umma Party
4 Ibrahim Abboud   1900–1983 18 November 1958 30 October 1964[c] 5 years, 347 days Military
5 Sirr Al-Khatim Al-Khalifa   1919–2006 30 October 1964 2 June 1965 215 days National Umma Party
6 Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub   1908–1976 10 June 1965 25 July 1966 1 year, 53 days National Umma Party
7 Sadiq al-Mahdi[d]   1935– 27 July 1966 18 May 1967 295 days National Umma Party
(6) Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub   1908–1976 18 May 1967 25 May 1969[e] 2 years, 7 days National Umma Party

Democratic Republic of the Sudan (1969–1985)Edit

8 Babiker Awadalla   1917–2019 25 May 1969 27 October 1969 155 days Independent
9 Gaafar Nimeiry   1930–2009 28 October 1969 11 August 1976[f] 6 years, 288 days Military /
Sudanese Socialist Union
10 Rashid Bakr   1932–1988 11 August 1976 10 September 1977 1 year, 30 days Sudanese Socialist Union
(9) Gaafar Nimeiry   1930–2009 10 September 1977 6 April 1985[g] 7 years, 208 days Military /
Sudanese Socialist Union
11 Al-Jazuli Daf'allah   1935– 22 April 1985 10 October 1985[4] 171 days Independent

Republic of the Sudan (1985–present)Edit

(11) Al-Jazuli Daf'allah   1935– 10 October 1985[4] 6 May 1986 208 days Independent
(7) Sadiq al-Mahdi[d]   1935– 6 May 1986 30 June 1989[h] 3 years, 55 days National Umma Party
Post Abolished (30 June 1989 – 2 March 2017)
12 Bakri Hassan Saleh   1949– 2 March 2017 10 September 2018 1 year, 192 days National Congress Party
13 Motazz Moussa   1967– 10 September 2018 23 February 2019 166 days National Congress Party
14 Mohamed Tahir Ayala   1951– 23 February 2019 11 April 2019[i] 47 days National Congress Party
Post Vacant (11 April – 21 August 2019)
15 Abdalla Hamdok   1956– 21 August 2019 Incumbent 110 days Independent

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Posthumous son of Muhammad Ahmad; Imam of the Ansar.
  2. ^ Carried out a self-coup against his own government.
  3. ^ Resigned after mass protests.
  4. ^ a b Grandson of Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi; Imam of the Ansar.
  5. ^ Deposed in the 1969 coup d'état.
  6. ^ Briefly interrupted during the 19–22 July 1971 coup d'état.
  7. ^ Deposed in the 1985 coup d'état.
  8. ^ Deposed in the 1989 coup d'état.
  9. ^ Deposed in the 2019 coup d'état.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Abdalla Hamdok: Who is Sudan's new prime minister?". Al Jazeera English. 2019-08-21. Archived from the original on 2019-08-23. Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  2. ^ "Sudan's first PM since 1989 coup takes oath", Agence France-Presse, 2 March 2017.
  3. ^ Khalid Abdelaziz, "Sudan's Bashir names long-time ally and general prime minister", Reuters, 1 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b [1]

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