Rowsch Shaways

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Rowsch Shaways
1st Prime Minister of KDP-controlled Kurdistan
In office
26 September 1996 – 20 December 1999
Preceded by Post Created
Succeeded by Nechervan Idris Barzani
Interim Vice President of Iraq
Shared office with Ibrahim al-Jaafari
In office
June 1, 2004 – April 7, 2005
President Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer
Preceded by Taha Yassin Ramadan
Succeeded by Ghazi al-Yawer and
Adil Abdul-Mahdi (Vice Presidents)
Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq
In office
April 7, 2005 – May 20, 2006
Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari
Nouri al-Maliki
Preceded by Barham Salih
Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq
In office
August 20, 2009 – September 8, 2014
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki
Haider al-Abadi
Preceded by Barham Salih
Personal details
Born 1947
Political party Kurdistan Democratic Party
Residence Erbil
Religion Sunni Islam

Rowsch Nuri Shaways (Kurdish رۆژ نووری شاویس; Arabic روز نورى شاويس) is a Kurdish politician who served as the first Prime Minister of the KDP-controlled part of Kurdistan. After the invasion of Iraq that overthrew the Saddam Hussein regime, he served as one of Iraq's two vice presidents in the interim government established in 2004. Subsequently, he was a Deputy Prime Minister in the government headed by Ibrahim al-Jaafari and later held the same post under Nouri al-Maliki. Previously, he served as Parliament speaker in the Kurdish autonomous region and is a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party.

Family and education[edit]

His Father was Nuri Siddik Shaways, who was one of the first Kurdish cabinet ministers in Iraq after the 1970 Autonomy Accord. His mother Nahida Shaksalam served as the first woman Member of Parliament .He is the oldest of 8 brothers

Dr. Shaways earned a doctorate in engineering in Germany and returned to Iraq in 1975 to join the Kurdish resistance to Saddam Hussein, where he helped lead the Peshmerga forces in many key battles alongside Masoud Barzani and many of his younger brothers.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Post Created
Prime Minister of KDP-controlled Kurdistan
1996–1999
Succeeded by
Nechervan Barzani
Preceded by
Taha Yassin Ramadan
Interim Vice President of Iraq
Served alongside Ibrahim al-Jaafari

2004–2005
Succeeded by
Adil Abdul Mahdi and Ghazi al-Yawar
as Vice Presidents
Preceded by
Barham Salih
(interim Deputy Prime Minister)
Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq
2005–2006
Succeeded by
Barham Salih