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|Prime Minister of Jordan|
25 November 2007 – 14 December 2009
|Preceded by||Marouf al-Bakhit|
|Succeeded by||Samir Rifai|
|Born||7 October 1946
|Alma mater||Al Hussein College
Hellenic Air Force Academy
Nader Dahabi (Arabic: نادر الذهبي) born 1946 in Amman Jordan, is a Jordanian politician, who was prime minister from 25 November 2007 to 14 December 2009. He took office following the resignation of Marouf al-Bakhit, and days after the parliamentary elections in which Islamists and opposition were defeated by pro-regime candidates. On 9 December 2009, he handed in his resignation to King Abdullah II, along with the rest of his government.
Born in Amman on 7 October 1946, Nader Dahabi is married with two sons and one daughter.
Early Life and education
Dahabi graduated from Al Hussein College in Amman in 1964. Then he joined the Royal Jordanian Air Force. Nader succeeded at joining the Royal Jordanian Air Force and was sent on a scholarship to Greece where he received a BSc. in aeronautical engineering from the Hellenic Air Force Academy in 1969 and graduated top of his class. He has an MSc in aeronautical engineering from Cranfield Institute of Technology in the United Kingdom. He also received an Msc. in Public Administration from the Auburn University (Alabama, USA) in 1987.
He was the first Arab to serve as president of IATA from 1996–1997, and served as a member of the IATA board of governors from 1995-1998. He was named Minister of Transports by prime minister Ali Abu al-Ragheb in 2001.
On 25 November 2007, he was appointed as Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and formed the first Jordanian government with four women.
PM Dahabi is apparently an avid fan of AEK Athens FC. In May 2008, he allegedly received a Nikos Liberopoulos jersey as a gift from the Greek Minister of Defense, during an official visit of the latter to Amman.
- Wikileaks: cablegate, cable 2007-11-26 (07AMMAN4693) BIOGRAPHIES FOR JORDAN'S NEW GOVERNMENT, Retrieved 2011-01-09.