Zaid al-Rifai

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His Excellency
Zaid al-Rifai
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
4 Apr 1985 – 24 Apr 1989
Monarch King Hussein
Preceded by Ahmad Obeidat
Succeeded by Zaid ibn Shaker
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
8 Feb 1976 – 13 Jul 1976
Monarch King Hussein
Preceded by Zaid al-Rifai (second term)
Succeeded by Mudar Badran
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
23 Nov 1974 – 8 Feb 1976
Preceded by Zaid al-Rifai (first term)
Succeeded by Zaid al-Rifai (third term)
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
26 May 1973 – 23 Nov 1974
Preceded by Ahmad Al Lawzi
Succeeded by Zaid al-Rifai (second term)
Personal details
Born Zaid Sameer al-Rifai
27 November 1936
Amman
Alma mater Harvard University
Profession Politician
Religion Sunni Islam

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

Biography[edit]

He served as Prime Minister of Jordan and formed 4 different governments, the last of which was Jordan's longest lasting government in the history of the kingdom. It lasted for a term of 4 years and 20 days from (4 April 1985 to 24 April 1989). His father, Sameer al-Rifai, and his son, Samir Rifai, all served as Jordanian prime minister.

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "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
1973–1976
Succeeded by
Mudar Badran
Preceded by
Ahmad Obeidat
Prime Minister of Jordan
1985–1989
Succeeded by
Zaid ibn Shaker