بابكر عوض الله
Awadalla in the 1960s
|8th Prime Minister of Sudan|
25 May 1969 – 27 October 1969
|Preceded by||Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub|
|Succeeded by||Gaafar Nimeiry|
|Born||2 March 1917|
Gitena, White Nile, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
|Died||17 January 2019 (aged 101)|
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Early life and education
Awadalla held the position of Speaker of the lower house of the Sudanese legislature from 1954 to 1957. In 1964, he provided the drive to start the October Revolution by siding against the military in charge of Sudan. After the revolution, he became Sudan's Chief Justice in 1964. In 1967, Awadalla resigned from his position as Chief Justice in protest of the government's refusal to reinstate the Sudanese Communist Party, which the nation's courts had held to be unconstitutionally banned from parliament.
In Gaafar Nimeiry's military cabinet, Awadalla was the only civilian member on the governing council. Awadalla was selected as both Prime Minister and Foreign Minister on 25 May 1969. His position as Prime Minister ended on 27 October 1969 and he kept his position as Foreign Minister until 1971. After finishing his previous positions, Awadalla held the positions of Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister in 1971. Next he was Vice President of Sudan from 1972 to 1973.
During a General Assembly meeting on 23 September 1969, Awadalla warned that the United States's decision of supporting Israel during the Arab-Israel conflict could provoke the use of nuclear weapons in the Middle East.
Later life and death
Awadalla was the oldest living former head of state or government from the death of Đỗ Mười of Vietnam, on 1 October 2018, to his own death. He was succeeded by Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone.
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Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub
| Prime Minister of Sudan
| Oldest living state leader
1 October 2018 – 17 January 2019