|6th Prime Minister of Iraq|
18 November 1929 – 23 March 1930
|Preceded by||Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun|
|Succeeded by||Nuri as-Said|
Naji al-Suwaydi became prime minister in November 1929, following the suicide of Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun. His short time in the post was marked by street protests agitating for a treaty that would pave the way towards Iraqi independence from the British Mandate of Mesopotamia. That turmoil, combined with attacks from hostile newspapers and undermining from both King Faisal I and Nuri as-Said, led him to resign in March 1930.
He was the brother of Tawfiq al-Suwaydi, also a Prime Minister of Iraq.
Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
|Prime Minister of Iraq
November 18, 1929— March 23, 1930
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