Zaid al-Rifai

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Zaid al-Rifai
Zaid Al-Rifai portrait.jpg
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
4 April 1984 – 27 April 1989
MonarchKing Hussein
Preceded byAhmad Obeidat
Succeeded byZaid ibn Shaker
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
8 February 1976 – 13 July 1976
MonarchKing Hussein
Preceded byZaid al-Rifai (second term)
Succeeded byMudar Badran
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
23 November 1974 – 8 February 1976
Preceded byZaid al-Rifai (first term)
Succeeded byZaid al-Rifai (third term)
In office
26 May 1973 – 23 November 1974
Preceded byAhmad Al Lawzi
Succeeded byZaid al-Rifai (second term)
Personal details
Born
Zaid Sameer al-Rifai

(1936-11-27) November 27, 1936 (age 82)
Amman, Transjordan, British Empire
Alma materHarvard University
ProfessionPolitician

Zaid al-Rifai (Arabic: زيد الرفاعي‎) (born 27 November 1936 in Amman, Jordan) is a former Prime Minister of Jordan.

Biography[edit]

He served as Prime Minister of Jordan and formed four different governments, the last of which was Jordan's longest lasting government in the history of the kingdom. It lasted for a term of 5 years and 23 days from (4 April 1984 to 27 April 1989). His father, Sameer al-Rifai, father-in-law, Bahjat Talhouni and his son, Samir Rifai all served as Jordanian prime minister.

Zaid al-Rifai was the President of the Senate of Jordan from June 1997 to December 2009.[1] On 12 December 2009, he resigned from office.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Previous Councils - The Senate of Jordan". Senate of Jordan. 12 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Senate President tenders resignation to King". Petra News Agency. 12 December 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2009.[dead link]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ahmad al-Lawzi
Prime Minister of Jordan
1973–1976
Succeeded by
Mudar Badran
Preceded by
Ahmad Obeidat
Prime Minister of Jordan
1984–1989
Succeeded by
Zaid ibn Shaker