Ahmad Mukhtar Baban
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|Ahmad Mukhtar Baban|
Ahmad Mukhatr Baban
|23rd Prime Minister of Iraq|
18 May 1958 – 14 July 1958
|Preceded by||Nuri al-Said|
|Succeeded by||Abd al-Karim Qasim|
Baghdad, Ottoman Empire
|Alma mater||University of Baghdad|
Baban became prime minister on 18 May 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.
On 14 July 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, which was established under Qassim's leadership following the coup.
Unlike the royal family and many Iraqi politicians in the monarchy, the sentence was commuted and Baban was not executed.
| Prime Minister of Iraq
Abdul Karim Qassim
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