|Prime Minister of Jordan|
April 6, 2005 – November 27, 2005
|Preceded by||Faisal al-Fayez|
|Succeeded by||Marouf al-Bakhit|
|Born||December 15, 1935
Early life and education
Badran resides in Dabouq with his wife, Maha. Together, they have six children; Four sons and two daughters.
Professor and politics
In 1987, Badran was appointed first Secretary General of the country's Higher Council for Science and Technology, the president of which is HRH Prince Hassan.
Professor Badran also served as agriculture minister and education minister briefly during the late 1980s. During the 1990s he became president of the Arab Academy of Sciences and the Philadelphia University of Jordan, positions that he still holds. From 1992 to 1998, he was deputy director of UNESCO.
Badran was appointed prime minister on 7 April 2005 by King Abdullah II as part of a new government which was to be more reformist than previous governments. Badran also became defense minister in the new government. After seven months, however, he and his government resigned over the slow progress of reforms and the frustration caused by the hotel bombings in Amman on 9 November 2005.