Abdul Rahman Khleifawi

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Abdul Rahman Khleifawi
عبد الرحمن خليفاوي
Prime Minister of Syria
In office
7 August 1976 – 27 March 1978
President Hafez al-Assad
Preceded by Mahmoud al-Ayyubi
Succeeded by Muhammad Ali al-Halabi
In office
3 April 1971 – 21 December 1972
President Hafez al-Assad
Preceded by Hafez al-Assad
Succeeded by Mahmoud al-Ayyubi
Member of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch
In office
13 November 1970 – 7 January 1980
Personal details
Born 1930 (1930)
Damascus, Syria
Died 15 March 2009(2009-03-15) (aged 78–79)
Political party Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Other political
affiliations
National Progressive Front
Military service
Rank Major General

Abdul Rahman Khleifawi (Arabic: عبد الرحمن خليفاوي) was a Syrian military officer and politician.

Early life[edit]

Khleifawi was born in 1930.[1]

Career[edit]

Khleifawi was an army general.[2] He served twice as prime minister of Syria. He was firstly in office from 3 April 1971 to 21 December 1972, being the first prime minister under the presidency of Hafez al-Assad.[2] Khleifawi served as prime minister again from 7 August 1976 to 27 March 1978.[1] He also served as a minister of interior between 1970 and 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Syria". World Statesmen. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Ray Hinnesbusch (2002). Syria: Revolution from Above. Routledge. p. 79. ISBN 978-0-415-28568-1. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Hafez al-Assad
Prime Minister of Syria
1971–1972
Succeeded by
Mahmoud al-Ayyubi
Preceded by
Mahmoud al-Ayyubi
Prime Minister of Syria
1976–1978
Succeeded by
Muhammad Ali al-Halabi