Zaid Rifai

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Zaid al-Rifai (Arabic: زيد الرفاعي‎) (born 27 November 1936 in Amman, Jordan) is a former Prime Minister of Jordan.

Zaid al-Rifai
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Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
4 April 1984 – 27 April 1989
MonarchKing Hussein
Preceded byAhmad Obeidat
Succeeded byZaid ibn Shaker
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
8 February 1976 – 13 July 1976
MonarchKing Hussein
Preceded byZaid al-Rifai (second term)
Succeeded byMudar Badran
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
23 November 1974 – 8 February 1976
Preceded byZaid al-Rifai (first term)
Succeeded byZaid al-Rifai (third term)
In office
26 May 1973 – 23 November 1974
Preceded byAhmad Al Lawzi
Succeeded byZaid al-Rifai (second term)
Personal details
Zaid Sameer al-Rifai

(1936-11-27) November 27, 1936 (age 84)
Amman, Transjordan, British Empire
Alma materHarvard University


He served as Prime Minister of Jordan and formed four different governments, the last of which was Jordan's longest lasting government in the history of the kingdom. It lasted for a term of 5 years and 23 days from (4 April 1984 to 27 April 1989). His father, Sameer al-Rifai, father-in-law, Bahjat Talhouni and his son, Samir Rifai all served as Jordanian prime minister.

Zaid al-Rifai was the President of the Senate of Jordan from June 1997 to December 2009.[1] On 12 December 2009, he resigned from office.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Previous Councils - The Senate of Jordan". Senate of Jordan. 12 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Senate President tenders resignation to King". Petra News Agency. 12 December 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2009.[dead link]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ahmad al-Lawzi
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Mudar Badran
Preceded by
Ahmad Obeidat
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Zaid ibn Shaker