List of Prime Ministers of Iraq

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This is a list of Prime Ministers of Iraq since 1920.

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Name Portrait Born-Died Entered office Left office Political party Head of State
Flag of Iraq (1921–1959).svgKingdom of Iraq (Under the British Mandate) (1920–1932) • Coat of arms of Kingdom of Iraq (1921–1958).png
1 Abd Al-Rahman Al-Gillani
عبد الرحمن الكيلاني
Sheikhgillani.jpg 1841–1927 11 November 1920 20 November 1922 Independent 1307109799 king-faisal-i-of-iraq-kopiya.jpg
Faisal I
2 Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
عبد المحسن السعدون
(1st time)
Abdelmuhsinalsaadon.jpg 1879–1929 20 November 1922 22 November 1923 Military
3 Jafar al-Askari
جعفر العسكري
(1st time)
Jafaralaskari.jpg 1887–1936 22 November 1923 2 August 1924 Military
4 Yasin al-Hashimi
ياسين الهاشمي
(1st time)
Yasin al-Hashimi.jpg 1894–1937 2 August 1924 26 June 1925 Military /
People's Party
5 Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
عبد المحسن السعدون
(2nd time)
Abdelmuhsinalsaadon.jpg 1879–1929 26 June 1925 21 November 1926 Military /
Progressive Party
6 Jafar al-Askari
جعفر العسكري
(2nd time)
Jafaralaskari.jpg 1887–1936 21 November 1926 11 January 1928 Military /
Covenant Party
7 Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
عبد المحسن السعدون
(3rd time)
Abdelmuhsinalsaadon.jpg 1879–1929 11 January 1928 28 April 1929 Military /
Progressive Party
8 Tawfiq al-Suwaidi
توفيق السويدي
(1st time)
Tawfiq al-Suwaidi.jpg 1892–1968 28 April 1929 19 September 1929 Independent
9 Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
عبد المحسن السعدون
(4th time)
Abdelmuhsinalsaadon.jpg 1879–1929 19 September 1929 13 November 1929
(died in office)
Military /
Progressive Party
10 Naji al-Suwaidi
ناجي السويدي
Naji al-Suwaidi.jpg 1882–1942 18 November 1929 23 March 1930 Independent
11 Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(1st time)
Nori.png 1888–1958 23 March 1930 3 November 1932 Military /
Covenant Party
Flag of Iraq (1921–1959).svgKingdom of Iraq (1932–1958) • Coat of arms of Kingdom of Iraq (1921–1958).png
12 Naji Shawkat
ناجي شوكت
Coat of arms of Kingdom of Iraq (1921–1958).png 1893–1980 3 November 1932 20 March 1933 Independent 1307109799 king-faisal-i-of-iraq-kopiya.jpg
Faisal I
13 Rashid Ali al-Gaylani
رشيد عالي الكيلاني
(1st time)
Rashid Ali Al-Gaylani.jpg 1892–1965 20 March 1933 9 November 1933 Party of National Brotherhood
14 Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي
(1st time)
Jamil Al-Madfai.jpg 1890–1958 9 November 1933 27 August 1934 Military Ghazi.jpg
Ghazi
15 Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi
علي جودت الأيوبي
(1st time)
Ali Al-Ayoubi.jpg 1886–1969 27 August 1934 4 March 1935 Military
16 Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي
(2nd time)
Jamil Al-Madfai.jpg 1890–1958 4 March 1935 17 March 1935 Military
17 Yasin al-Hashimi
ياسين الهاشمي
(2nd time)
Yasin al-Hashimi.jpg 1894–1937 17 March 1935 30 October 1936 Military /
Party of National Brotherhood
18 Hikmat Sulayman
حكمت سليمان
Hikmet Sulayman.jpg 1889–1964 30 October 1936 17 August 1937 Party of National Brotherhood
19 Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي
(3rd time)
Jamil Al-Madfai.jpg 1890–1958 17 August 1937 25 December 1938 Military
20 Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(2nd time)
Nori.png 1888–1958 25 December 1938 31 March 1940 Military /
Covenant Party
21 Rashid Ali al-Gaylani
رشيد عالي الكيلاني
(2nd time)
Rashid Ali Al-Gaylani.jpg 1892–1965 31 March 1940 3 February 1941 Party of National Brotherhood Faisalh.jpg
Faisal II
22 Taha al-Hashimi
طه الهاشمي
Taha al-Hashimi.jpg 1888–1961 3 February 1941 13 April 1941
(deposed)
Military
23 Rashid Ali al-Gaylani
رشيد عالي الكيلاني
(3rd time)
Rashid Ali Al-Gaylani.jpg 1892–1965 13 April 1941 30 May 1941 Party of National Brotherhood
24 Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي
(4th time)
Jamil Al-Madfai.jpg 1890–1958 4 June 1941 10 October 1941 Military
25 Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(3rd time)
Nori.png 1888–1958 10 October 1941 4 June 1944 Military /
Covenant Party
26 Hamdi al-Pachachi
حمدي البجاجي
Hamdi Al-Pachachi.jpg 1886–1948 4 June 1944 23 February 1946 Independent
27 Tawfiq al-Suwaidi
توفيق السويدي
(2nd time)
Tawfiq al-Suwaidi.jpg 1892–1968 23 February 1946 1 June 1946 Liberal Party
28 Arshad al-Umari
إرشاد العمري
(1st time)
Arshad Al-Umari.jpg 1888–1978 1 June 1946 21 November 1946 Independent
29 Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(4th time)
Nori.png 1888–1958 21 November 1946 29 March 1947 Military /
Constitutional Union Party
30 Sayyid Salih Jabr
سيد صالح جبر
Sayyid Salih Jabr.jpg 1860–1949 29 March 1947 29 January 1948 Nation's Socialist Party
31 Sayyid Muhammad as-Sadr
سيد محمد الصدر
Sayyid Mohammad Al-Sadr.jpg 1882–1956 29 January 1948 26 June 1948 Independent
32 Muzahim al-Pachachi
مزاجم البجاجي
Muzahim al-Pachachi.jpg 1890–1982 26 June 1948 6 January 1949 Independent
33 Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(5th time)
Nori.png 1888–1958 6 January 1949 10 December 1949 Military /
Constitutional Union Party
34 Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi
علي جودت الأيوبي
(2nd time)
Ali Al-Ayoubi.jpg 1886–1969 10 December 1949 5 February 1950 Military
35 Tawfiq al-Suwaidi
توفيق السويدي
(3rd time)
Tawfiq al-Suwaidi.jpg 1892–1968 5 February 1950 15 September 1950 Independent
36 Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(6th time)
Nori.png 1888–1958 15 September 1950 12 July 1952 Military /
Constitutional Union Party
37 Mustafa Mahmud al-Umari
مصطفى محمود العمري
Mustafa al-Umari.jpg 1898–1979 12 July 1952 23 November 1952 Independent
38 Nureddin Mahmud
نور الدين محمود
Nureddin Mahmud.jpg 1901–1978 23 November 1952 29 January 1953 Military
39 Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي
(5th time)
Jamil Al-Madfai.jpg 1890–1958 29 January 1953 17 September 1953 Military
40 Muhammad Fadhel al-Jamali
محمد فضل الجمالي
Coat of arms of Kingdom of Iraq (1921–1958).png 1903–1997 17 September 1953 29 April 1954 Independent
41 Arshad al-Umari
إرشاد العمري
(2nd time)
Arshad Al-Umari.jpg 1888–1978 29 April 1954 4 August 1954 Independent
42 Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(7th time)
Nori.png 1888–1958 4 August 1954 20 June 1957 Military /
Constitutional Union Party
43 Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi
علي جودت الأيوبي
(3rd time)
Ali Al-Ayoubi.jpg 1886–1969 20 June 1957 15 December 1957 Military /
United National Front
44 Abdul-Wahab Mirjan
عبد الوهاب مرجان
Abdul-Wahab Mirjan.jpg 1909–1964 15 December 1957 3 March 1958 Independent
45 Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(8th time)
Nori.png 1888–1958 3 March 1958 18 May 1958 Military /
Constitutional Union Party
46 Ahmad Mukhtar Baban
أحمد مختار بابان
Ahmad Mukhtar Baban.jpg 1900–1976 18 May 1958 14 July 1958
(deposed)
Independent
Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svgRepublic of Iraq (Pre-Ba'ath Party) (1958–1968) • COA of Iraq (1965).svg
47 Abd al-Karim Qasim
عبد الكريم قاسم
Karim01 small.jpg 1914–1963 14 July 1958 8 February 1963
(deposed)
Military Muhammad al-Rubaiai.jpg
Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i
48 Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
أحمد حسن البكر
(1st time)
Hassan bakr.gif 1914–1982 8 February 1963 18 November 1963
(deposed)
Military /
Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
President Abd al-Salam Arif.jpg
Abdul Salam Arif
49 Tahir Yahya
طاهر يحيى
(1st time)
Tahir Yahya.jpg 1915–1986 20 November 1963 6 September 1965 Military /
Arab Socialist Union
50 Arif Abd ar-Razzaq
عارف عبد الرزاق
Aref Abdel-Razzaq.jpg 1921–2007 6 September 1965 21 September 1965 Military /
Arab Socialist Union
51 Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz
عبد الرحمن البزاز
Abdel-Rahman Al-Bazzaz.jpg 1913–1973 21 September 1965 9 August 1966 Arab Socialist Union
52 Naji Talib
ناجي طالب
COA of Iraq (1965).svg 1917–2012 9 August 1966 10 May 1967 Military Abdel-Rahman Aref.jpg
Abdul Rahman Arif
53 Abdul Rahman Arif
عبد الرحمن عارف
Abdel-Rahman Aref.jpg 1916–2007 10 May 1967 10 July 1967 Military /
Arab Socialist Union
54 Tahir Yahya
طاهر يحيى
(2nd time)
Tahir Yahya.jpg 1915–1986 10 July 1967 17 July 1968
(deposed)
Military /
Arab Socialist Union
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svgRepublic of Iraq (Under Ba'ath Party) (1968–2003) • Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 1991-2004.svg
55 Abd ar-Razzaq an-Naif
عبد الرزاق النايف
COA of Iraq (1965).svg 1933–1978 17 July 1968 30 July 1968 Military Hassan bakr.gif
Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
56 Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
أحمد حسن البكر
(2nd time)
Hassan bakr.gif 1914–1982 31 July 1968 16 July 1979 Military /
Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
(National Progressive Front)
57 Saddam Hussein
صدام حسين
(1st time)
Iraq, Saddam Hussein (222).jpg 1937–2006 16 July 1979 23 March 1991 Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
(National Progressive Front)
Iraq, Saddam Hussein (222).jpg
Saddam Hussein
58 Sa'dun Hammadi
سعدون حمادي
Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 1991-2004.svg 1930–2007 23 March 1991 13 September 1991 Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
(National Progressive Front)
59 Mohammad Hamza al-Zubaidi
محمد حمزة الزبيدي
Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 1991-2004.svg 1938–2005 16 September 1991 5 September 1993 Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
(National Progressive Front)
60 Ahmad Husayn Khudayir as-Samarrai
أحمد حسين خضير السامرائي
Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 1991-2004.svg 1941– 5 September 1993 29 May 1994 Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
(National Progressive Front)
61 Saddam Hussein
صدام حسين
(2nd time)
Iraq, Saddam Hussein (222).jpg 1937–2006 29 May 1994 9 April 2003
(deposed)
Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
(National Progressive Front)
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svgIraqi Governing Council (2003–2004) • Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 1991-2004.svg
Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum
محمد بحر العلوم
(1st time, acting)
Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 2008.svg 1927– 13 July 2003 31 July 2003 Independent Seal of the Coalition Provisional Authority Iraq.svg
Coalition Provisional Authority
62 Ibrahim al-Jaafari
إبراهيم الجعفري
(1st time)
Ibrahim al-Jaafari.jpg 1947– 1 August 2003 31 August 2003 Islamic Dawa Party
63 Ahmed al-Chalabi
أحمد جلبي
Chalabi.jpg 1944– 1 September 2003 30 September 2003 Iraqi National Congress
64 Ayad Allawi
أياد علاوي
(1st time)
Allawi8.jpg 1945– 1 October 2003 31 October 2003 Iraqi National Accord
65 Jalal Talabani
جلال طلباني
Jalal Talabani.jpg 1933– 1 November 2003 30 November 2003 Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
66 Abdul Aziz al-Hakim
عبد العزيز الحكيم
Abdul Aziz al-Hakim 2004-Jan-20.jpg 1950–2009 1 December 2003 31 December 2003 Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq
67 Adnan al-Pachachi
عدنان بجاجي
Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 2008.svg 1923– 1 January 2004 31 January 2004 Assembly of Independent Democrats
68 Mohsen Abdel Hamid
محسن عبد الحميد
Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 2008.svg 1937–2014 1 February 2004 29 February 2004 Iraqi Islamic Party
69 Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum
محمد بحر العلوم
(2nd time)
Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 2008.svg 1927– 1 March 2004 31 March 2004 Independent
70 Massoud Barzani
مسعود برزاني
Mesud Barzani.jpg 1946– 1 April 2004 30 April 2004 Kurdistan Democratic Party
71 Ezzedine Salim
عز الدين سليم
Izzedine.jpg 1943–2004 1 May 2004 17 May 2004
(died in office)
Islamic Dawa Party
72 Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer
غازي مشعل عجيل الياور
Ghazi al Jawar.jpg 1958– 17 May 2004 1 June 2004 The Iraqis
Flag of Iraq.svgRepublic of Iraq (2004–present) • Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 2008.svg
Ayad Allawi
أياد علاوي
(2nd time, acting)
Allawi8.jpg 1945– 1 June 2004 3 May 2005 Iraqi National Accord Ghazi al Jawar.jpg
Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer
73 Ibrahim al-Jaafari
إبراهيم الجعفري
(2nd time)
Ibrahim al-Jaafari.jpg 1947– 3 May 2005 20 May 2006 Islamic Dawa Party Jalal Talabani.jpg
Jalal Talabani
74 Nouri al-Maliki
نوري المالكي
Nouri al-Maliki with Bush, June 2006, cropped.jpg 1950– 20 May 2006 8 September 2014 Islamic Dawa Party
75 Haider al-Abadi
حيدر العبادي
Secretary Kerry Meets With Iraqi Prime Minister al-Abadi (15208153702) (cropped).jpg 1952– 8 September 2014 Incumbent Islamic Dawa Party Fuad Masum 2014.jpg
Fuad Masum

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