List of Presidents of Iraq

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This is a list of Presidents of Iraq since 1958.

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Name Picture Birth–Death Took office Left office Political Party
Flag of Iraq (1959-1963).svg Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svgIraqi Republic (pre–Ba'ath Party) (1958–1968) • Iraq state emblem CoA 1959-1965 Qassem.svg COA of Iraq (1965).svg
1 Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i
محمد نجيب الربيعي
Muhammad al-Rubaiai.jpg 1904–1965 14 July 1958 8 February 1963
(deposed)
Military
2 Abdul Salam Arif
عبد السلام عارف
President Abd al-Salam Arif.jpg 1921–1966 8 February 1963 13 April 1966
(died in office)
Military /
Arab Socialist Union
Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz
عبد الرحمن البزاز
Acting President
Abdel-Rahman Al-Bazzaz.jpg 1913–1973 13 April 1966 16 April 1966 Arab Socialist Union
3 Abdul Rahman Arif
عبد الرحمن عارف
Abdel-Rahman Aref.jpg 1916–2007 16 April 1966 17 July 1968
(deposed)
Military /
Arab Socialist Union
Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svgIraqi Republic (under Ba'ath Party) (1968–2003) • COA of Iraq (1965).svg Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 1991-2004.svg
4 Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
أحمد حسن البكر
Ahmad Hassan el Bakr.jpg 1914–1982 17 July 1968 16 July 1979 Military /
Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
5 Saddam Hussein
صدام حسين
Iraq, Saddam Hussein (222).jpg 1937–2006 16 July 1979 9 April 2003
(deposed)
Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svgIraqi Governing Council (2003–2004) • Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 1991-2004.svg
Coalition Provisional Authority
(Leader: Jay Garner, then later Paul Bremer)
Seal of the Coalition Provisional Authority Iraq.svg 21 April 2003 28 June 2004
Flag of Iraq (2004-2008).svg Flag of Iraq.svgRepublic of Iraq (2004–present) • Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 2004-2007.svg Coat of arms (emblem) of Iraq 2008.svg
Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer
غازي مشعل عجيل الياور
Interim President
Ghazi al Jawar.jpg 1958– 28 June 2004 7 April 2005 Independent
6 Jalal Talabani
جلال طلباني
Jalal Talabani.jpg 1933– 7 April 2005 24 July 2014 Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
7 Fuad Masum
فؤاد معصوم
Fuad Masum 2014.jpg 1938– 24 July 2014 Incumbent Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

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