|1st Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan (KDP)|
26 September 1996 – 20 December 1999
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Nechervan Idris Barzani|
|Vice President of Iraq
June 1, 2004 – April 7, 2005
Serving with Ibrahim al-Jaafari
|President||Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer|
|Preceded by||Taha Yassin Ramadan|
|Succeeded by||Ghazi al-Yawer and
Adil Abdul-Mahdi (Vice Presidents)
|Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq|
April 7, 2005 – May 20, 2006
|Prime Minister||Ibrahim al-Jaafari
|Preceded by||Barham Salih|
|Succeeded by||Barham Salih|
August 20, 2009 – September 8, 2014
Serving with Rafi al-Issawi, Saleh al-Mutlaq and Hussain al-Shahristani
|Prime Minister||Nouri al-Maliki|
|Preceded by||Barham Salih|
|Succeeded by||Hoshyar Zebari|
18 October 2014 – 10 August 2015
Serving with Saleh al-Mutlaq and Baha Araji
|Prime Minister||Haider al-Abadi|
|Preceded by||Hoshyar Zebari|
|Born||1947 (age 70–71)
|Political party||Kurdistan Democratic Party|
Rowsch Nuri Shaways (Kurdish رۆژ نووری شاوەیس; Arabic روز نوري شاويس) is a Kurdish politician who served as the first Prime Minister of the KDP-controlled part of Kurdistan. After the invasion of Iraq that overthrew the Saddam Hussein regime, he served as one of Iraq's two vice presidents in the interim government established in 2004. Subsequently, he was a Deputy Prime Minister in the government headed by Ibrahim al-Jaafari and later held the same post under Nouri al-Maliki. He also served as Depty Prime Minister under Haider Al-Abadi from 8 September 2014 to 9 August 2015. Previously, he served as Parliament speaker in the Kurdish autonomous region and is a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
Family and education
His Father was Nuri Siddik Shaways, who was one of the first Kurdish cabinet ministers in Iraq after the 1970 Autonomy Accord. His mother Nahida Sheikhsalam served as the first woman Member of Parliament .He is the oldest of 8 brothers.
Dr. Shaways earned a doctorate in engineering in Germany and returned to Iraq in 1975 to join the Kurdish resistance to Saddam Hussein, where he helped lead the Peshmerga forces in many key battles alongside Masoud Barzani.
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|Prime Minister of KDP-controlled Kurdistan
Taha Yassin Ramadan
|Interim Vice President of Iraq
Served alongside Ibrahim al-Jaafari
Adil Abdul Mahdi and Ghazi al-Yawar
as Vice Presidents
(interim Deputy Prime Minister)
|Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq
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