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The following is a list of the heads of state of modern Yemen, from the establishment of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen in 1918 to the present day.

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Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen (1918–1962)Edit

No. Portrait Imam
(Birth–Death)
Reign House Claim
Reign start Reign end Duration
1   Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din
(1869–1948)
30 October 1918 17 February 1948
(assassinated.)
29 years, 110 days Rassids Imam of the Zaidiyyah since 4 June 1904
2   Ahmad bin Yahya
(1891–1962)
17 February 1948 19 September 1962 14 years, 214 days Rassids Son of Yahya
3   Muhammad al-Badr
(1926–1996)
19 September 1962 26 September 1962
(deposed.)
7 days Rassids Son of Ahmad

Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen in Exile (1962–1970)Edit

No. Portrait Imam
(Birth–Death)
Reign House Claim
Reign start Reign end Duration
0   Muhammad al-Badr
(1926–1996)[1]
27 September 1962 March 1970 N/A Rassids Son of Ahmad

Yemen Arab Republic (1962–1990)Edit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office Time in Office
Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council
1   Abdullah al-Sallal
(1917–1994)
27 September 1962 3 October 1962 6 days Military
President of the Republic
(1)   Abdullah al-Sallal
(1917–1994)
3 October 1962 5 November 1967
(deposed.)
5 years, 33 days Military
Chairman of the Republican Council
2   Abdul Rahman al-Eryani
(1910–1998)
5 November 1967 13 June 1974
(deposed.)
6 years, 220 days Independent
Chairman of the Command Council
3   Ibrahim al-Hamdi
(1943–1977)
13 June 1974 13 June 1975 1 year, 0 days Military
President of the Republic
(3)   Ibrahim al-Hamdi
(1943–1977)
13 June 1975 11 October 1977
(assassinated.)
2 years, 120 days Military
Chairman of the Presidential Council
4   Ahmad al-Ghashmi
(1938–1978)
11 October 1977 22 April 1978 193 days Military
President of the Republic
(4)   Ahmad al-Ghashmi
(1938–1978)
22 April 1978 24 June 1978
(assassinated.)
256 days Military
Chairman of the Presidential Council
5   Abdul Karim Abdullah al-Arashi
(1934–2006)
24 June 1978 18 July 1978 24 days Military
President of the Republic
6   Ali Abdullah Saleh
(1947–2017)
18 July 1978 22 May 1990 11 years, 308 days Military
(until 24 August 1982.)
General People's Congress

People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (1967–1990)Edit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office Time in Office
President of the Republic
1   Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi
(1920–1981)
30 November 1967 22 June 1969
(deposed.)
1 year, 204 days National Liberation Front
Chairman of the Presidential Council
2   Salim Rubai Ali
(1935–1978)
23 June 1969 26 June 1978
(assassinated.)
9 years, 3 days National Liberation Front
3   Ali Nasir Muhammad
(1939–)
26 June 1978 27 December 1978 184 days National Liberation Front
(until 21 December 1978.)
Yemeni Socialist Party
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Council
4   Abdul Fattah Ismail
(1939–1986)
27 December 1978 21 April 1980 1 year, 116 days Yemeni Socialist Party
(3)   Ali Nasir Muhammad
(1939–)
26 April 1980 24 January 1986
(deposed.)
5 years, 273 days Yemeni Socialist Party
5   Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas
(1939–)
24 January 1986 22 May 1990 4 years, 118 days Yemeni Socialist Party

Democratic Republic of Yemen (1994)Edit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office Time in Office
President of the Republic
0   Ali Salem al Beidh
(1939–)
(in rebellion.)
21 May 1994 7 July 1994 47 days Yemeni Socialist Party

2017–18 secession attemptEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office Time in Office
President of the Southern Transitional Council
0   Aidarus al-Zoubaidi
(1967–)
(in rebellion.)
11 May 2017 Incumbent 2 years, 61 days Southern Movement

Republic of Yemen (post-unification, 1990–present)Edit

Status
  Denotes Acting President
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Elected Took Office Left Office Time in Office
Chairman of the Presidential Council
1   Ali Abdullah Saleh
(1947–2017)
22 May 1990 1 October 1994 4 years, 132 days General People's Congress
President of the Republic
(1)   Ali Abdullah Saleh
(1947–2017)
1999
2006
1 October 1994 27 February 2012
(resigned.)
17 years, 149 days General People's Congress
  Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi
(1945–)
4 June 2011 23 September 2011 111 days General People's Congress
23 November 2011 27 February 2012 96 days
2   Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi
(1945–)
2012 27 February 2012 Incumbent 7 years, 134 days General People's Congress
President of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee
0   Mohammed Ali al-Houthi
(1979–)[2]
(in rebellion.)
6 February 2015 15 August 2016 1 year, 191 days Ansar Allah
President of the Supreme Political Council
0   Saleh Ali al-Sammad
(1979–2018)[2]
(in rebellion.)
15 August 2016 19 April 2018
(killed.)
1 year, 247 days Ansar Allah
0   Mahdi al-Mashat
(c. 1980–)[2]
(in rebellion.)
25 April 2018 Incumbent 1 year, 79 days Ansar Allah

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In northern Yemen, from March 1969 in Ta'if, Saudi Arabia exile
  2. ^ a b c Appointed by the Houthis, in rebellion during their takeover and its aftermath

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