Ahmad Mukhtar Baban

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Ahmad Mukhtar Baban
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Ahmad Mukhatr Baban
23rd Prime Minister of Iraq
In office
18 May 1958 – 14 July 1958
Monarch Faisal II
Preceded by Nuri al-Said
Succeeded by Abd al-Karim Qasim
Personal details
Born 1900
Baghdad, Ottoman Empire
Died 1976
Amman, Jordan
Nationality Iraqi
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Mrs Baban
Children 3
Residence Amman, Jordan
Alma mater University of Baghdad
Occupation political
Profession Lawyer

Ahmad Mukhtar Baban (1900 - 1976) (Arabic: أحمد مختار بابان‎‎) was the last Prime Minister of Iraq under the monarchy in 1958. Baban became prime minister on May 18, 1958, during a time of political tension. The monarchies of Iraq and Jordan had recently agreed upon a confederation known as the Arab Federation. The federation, and Baban's time as prime minister, lasted for only two months, as on July 14, 1958, the monarchy was overthrown in a coup, and a republic was established under Abdul Karim Qassim. Baban was arrested and sentenced to death by the People's Court—established under Qassim's leadership following the coup—though unlike the royal family and many Iraqi politicians in the monarchy, the sentence was commuted and he was not executed.

Preceded by
Nuri as-Said
Prime Minister of Iraq
Succeeded by
Abdul Karim Qassim