Mudar Badran

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Mudar Badran
Mudar Badran portrait.jpg
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
7 December 1989 – 19 June 1991
MonarchKing Hussein
Preceded byZaid ibn Shaker
Succeeded byTaher al-Masri
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
28 August 1980 – 10 January 1984
MonarchKing Hussein
Preceded byKassim al-Rimawi
Succeeded byAhmad Obeidat
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
27 November 1976 – 19 December 1979
Preceded byMudar Badran(first term)
Succeeded byAbdelhamid Sharaf
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
13 July 1976 – 27 November 1976
Preceded byZaid al-Rifai
Succeeded byMudar Badran(second term)
Personal details
Mudar Mohammad Ayesh Badran

1934 (age 84–85)
Alma materDamascus University

Mudar Mohammad Ayesh Badran (Arabic: مضر بدران‎) (born 18 January 1934) is a former Jordanian politician and government minister, and starting 1993, a Jordanian industrialist mainly in steel manufacturing.


Badran was born in Jerash, Jordan in 1934.[1] He studied at the Damascus University and graduated as a lawyer.

Badran started his career as a young officer in the Jordanian army. Later, he served as the secret service Director in the 1970s, which was when the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was facing a civil war against the "Feda'eyn". Following this troubled time he became the chief of the Hashemite Royal Court.

He also served as a Minister of Education of Jordan. He later became the prime minister of Jordan from 1976 to 1984 with a brief interruption from 1979 until 1980. He was appointed again Prime Minister on 4 December 1989, replacing Sharif Zaid bin Shaker who resigned from office.[2][3] Badran's third term lasted until 1991, where democracy was returned to the Jordanian people, and the senate gained its legitimate powers again after two decades with no parliamentarian elections. He served more than eight years as the prime minister of Jordan, which made him the second prime minister of Jordan to spend such a long time.[4] He also served as foreign minister from 1976 to 1979 and as defense minister for most of the time that he was prime minister. He was a close associate of Jordanian King Hussein.

In 1993, he was appointed in the Jordanian senate. In 2011, he was given and honorary PH.D in economics from the Hashemite university.

Badran was the target of a failed assassination attempt in Amman in February 1981 by the Syrian Defense Companies[5][6] also known as Defense Brigades (in Arabic سرايا الدفاع)

Personal life[edit]

Badran's younger brother, Adnan Badran is also a Jordanian politician.[7]

Badran resides in Abdoun with his wife, Mo'mina. Together, they have two sons and three daughters. His daughter, Reem Badran, is a former deputy in the Jordanian House of Representative.

Phasing out of political life, Badran headed to the private sector where he started a steel company; Jordan Steel P.L.C. since 1993, later on becoming Jordan's leading steel manufacturer.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Badran, Mudar Seyyid Muhammad". s9. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  2. ^ Halaby, Jamal (4 December 1989). "Prime minister resigns". AP. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  3. ^ "King Hussein on Monday appointed Mudar Badran". Orlando Sentinel. 5 December 1989. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Prime Ministers of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan". Government of Jordan. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Against all neighbors" (PDF). Gloria Center. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  7. ^ "New Jordanian government to be sworn in". Khaleej Times. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Zaid al-Rifai
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Abdelhamid Sharaf
Preceded by
Kassim al-Rimawi
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Ahmad Obeidat
Preceded by
Zaid ibn Shaker
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Taher al-Masri