Abdul Hamid al-Bakkoush

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Abdul Hamid Al Bakoush
عبد الحميد البكوش
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Prime Minister of Libya
In office
25 October 1967 – 4 September 1968
Preceded by Abdul Qadir al-Badri
Succeeded by Wanis al-Qaddafi
Personal details
Born 1933
Died 2007
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abdul Hamid al-Bakkoush (Arabic: عبد الحميد البكوش‎‎) (1933 – 2007)[citation needed] was Prime Minister of Libya from 25 October 1967 to 4 September 1968. After the proclamation of the Jamahiriya by Gaddafi, he went into exile to Egypt and became one of the leaders of the opposition to the Libyan government.He also held the office of Minister of Justice thrice between January 1964 and September 1968.[1]

Prime Minister[edit]

In 1968, during his term in office, Libya created, with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), in order to coordinate production, refining, transport, and commercialization of oil between the three countries. In July of that same year, Libya signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

After premiership, he became the ambassador of Libya to France.[2]

Opposition from exile[edit]

During Gaddafi's presidency he went into exile, first to London and then to Paris. In 1977 he arrived to Egypt, where, in 1982, he created the Libyan Liberation Organization, joining the Libyan National Salvation Front (LNSF), the opposition in exile.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Salem el Kebti, "Libia..Maseerat al Istiqlal…Watha'iq Mahalliya wa Dawliya", Part 3, ad-Dar al-Arabiya lil Uloum Nashiroun, 1st ed., 2012.
  2. ^ رئيس وزراء ليبيا الأسبق (عبد الحميد البكوش) فى ذمة الله
  3. ^ "Libya - Exiled Opposition". LIBYA - A Country Study. Federal Research Division, Library of Congress. 1987.