List of prime ministers of Iraq

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This is a list of prime ministers of Iraq since 1920.

List of officeholders[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Head of State
(Reign / Term)
Took office Left office Time in office
Flag of the Arab Federation.svg Flag of Iraq (1924–1959).svgKingdom of Iraq (under the British Mandate) (1920–1932) • Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Iraq.svg
Abd Al-Rahman Al-Gillani portrait.jpg Abd Al-Rahman Al-Gillani
عبد الرحمن الكيلاني
(1841–1927)
11 November 1920 20 November 1922 2 years, 9 days Independent Faisal I
1307109799 king-faisal-i-of-iraq-kopiya.jpg
(1921–1933)
Abdel Muhsin Al-Sa'dun.jpg Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
عبد المحسن السعدون
(1879–1929)
20 November 1922 22 November 1923 1 year, 2 days Military
جعفر العسكري.jpg Jafar al-Askari
جعفر العسكري
(1887–1936)
22 November 1923 2 August 1924 254 days Military
Yasin Hashimi, 1927.jpg Yasin al-Hashimi
ياسين الهاشمي
(1882–1937)
2 August 1924 26 June 1925 328 days Military /
People's Party
Abdel Muhsin Al-Sa'dun.jpg Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
عبد المحسن السعدون
(1879–1929)
26 June 1925 21 November 1926 1 year, 148 days Military /
Progressive Party
جعفر العسكري.jpg Jafar al-Askari
جعفر العسكري
(1887–1936)
21 November 1926 11 January 1928 1 year, 51 days Military /
Covenant Party
Abdel Muhsin Al-Sa'dun.jpg Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
عبد المحسن السعدون
(1879–1929)
11 January 1928 28 April 1929 1 year, 107 days Military /
Progressive Party
Tawfiq al-Suwaidi.jpg Tawfiq al-Suwaidi
توفيق السويدي
(1892–1968)
28 April 1929 19 September 1929 144 days Independent
Abdel Muhsin Al-Sa'dun.jpg Abd al-Muhsin as-Sa'dun
عبد المحسن السعدون
(1879–1929)
19 September 1929 13 November 1929
(died in office)
55 days Military /
Progressive Party
Naji al-Suwaydi.jpg Naji al-Suwaydi
ناجي السويدي
(1882–1942)
18 November 1929 23 March 1930 −9 years, 240 days Independent
Nouri Al-Saeed, 1950s.jpg Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(1888–1958)
23 March 1930 3 November 1932 2 years, 225 days Military /
Covenant Party
Flag of Iraq (1924–1959).svgKingdom of Iraq (1932–1958) • Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Iraq.svg
Naji Shawkat.jpg Naji Shawkat
ناجي شوكت
(1893–1980)
3 November 1932 20 March 1933 137 days Independent Faisal I
1307109799 king-faisal-i-of-iraq-kopiya.jpg
(1921–1933)
Rashid Ali al-Gaylani.jpg Rashid Ali al-Gaylani
رشيد عالي الكيلاني
(1892–1965)
20 March 1933 9 November 1933 234 days Party of National Brotherhood
Ghazi I
Ghazi of Iraq.jpg
(1933–1939)
Jamil Al-Madfai.jpg Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي
(1890–1958)
9 November 1933 27 August 1934 291 days Military
Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi.jpg Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi
علي جودت الأيوبي
(1886–1969)
27 August 1934 4 March 1935 189 days Military
Jamil Al-Madfai.jpg Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي
(1890–1958)
4 March 1935 17 March 1935 13 days Military
Yasin Hashimi, 1927.jpg Yasin al-Hashimi
ياسين الهاشمي
(1882–1937)
17 March 1935 30 October 1936 1 year, 227 days Military /
Party of National Brotherhood
Hikmet Sulayman.jpg Hikmat Sulayman
حكمت سليمان
(1889–1964)
30 October 1936 17 August 1937 291 days Party of National Brotherhood
Jamil Al-Madfai.jpg Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي
(1890–1958)
17 August 1937 25 December 1938 1 year, 130 days Military
Nouri Al-Saeed, 1950s.jpg Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(1888–1958)
25 December 1938 31 March 1940 1 year, 97 days Military /
Covenant Party
Faisal II
Faisal II of Iraq.jpg
(1939–1958)
Rashid Ali al-Gaylani.jpg Rashid Ali al-Gaylani
رشيد عالي الكيلاني
(1892–1965)
31 March 1940 3 February 1941 309 days Party of National Brotherhood
Taha al-Hashimi.jpg Taha al-Hashimi
طه الهاشمي
(1888–1961)
3 February 1941 13 April 1941
(deposed)
69 days Military
Rashid Ali al-Gaylani.jpg Rashid Ali al-Gaylani
رشيد عالي الكيلاني
(1892–1965)
13 April 1941 30 May 1941
(deposed)
47 days Party of National Brotherhood
Jamil Al-Madfai.jpg Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي
(1890–1958)
4 June 1941 10 October 1941 128 days Military
Nouri Al-Saeed, 1950s.jpg Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(1888–1958)
10 October 1941 4 June 1944 2 years, 238 days Military /
Covenant Party
Hamdi Al-Pachachi.jpg Hamdi al-Pachachi
حمدي الباجه جي
(1886–1948)
4 June 1944 23 February 1946 1 year, 264 days Independent
Tawfiq al-Suwaidi.jpg Tawfiq al-Suwaidi
توفيق السويدي
(1892–1968)
23 February 1946 1 June 1946 98 days Liberal Party
Arshad Al-Umari.jpg Arshad al-Umari
أرشد العمري
(1888–1978)
1 June 1946 21 November 1946 173 days Independent
Nouri Al-Saeed, 1950s.jpg Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(1888–1958)
21 November 1946 29 March 1947 128 days Military /
Constitutional Union Party
Sayyid Salih Jabr.jpg Salih Jabr
سيد صالح جبر
(1896–1957)
29 March 1947 29 January 1948 306 days Nation's Socialist Party
Sayyid Mohammad Al-Sadr.jpg Muhammad as-Sadr
سيد محمد الصدر
(1882–1956)
29 January 1948 26 June 1948 149 days Independent
Muzahim al-Pachachi.jpg Muzahim al-Pachachi
مزاجم الباجه جي
(1891–1982)
26 June 1948 6 January 1949 194 days Independent
Nouri Al-Saeed, 1950s.jpg Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(1888–1958)
6 January 1949 10 December 1949 338 days Military /
Constitutional Union Party
Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi.jpg Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi
علي جودت الأيوبي
(1886–1969)
10 December 1949 5 February 1950 57 days Military
Tawfiq al-Suwaidi.jpg Tawfiq al-Suwaidi
توفيق السويدي
(1892–1968)
5 February 1950 15 September 1950 222 days Independent
Nouri Al-Saeed, 1950s.jpg Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(1888–1958)
15 September 1950 12 July 1952 1 year, 301 days Military /
Constitutional Union Party
Mustafa al-Umari.jpg Mustafa Mahmud al-Umari
مصطفى محمود العمري
(1894–1962)
12 July 1952 23 November 1952 134 days Independent
Nureddin Mahmud.jpg Nureddin Mahmud
نور الدين محمود
(1899–1981)
23 November 1952 29 January 1953 67 days Military
Jamil Al-Madfai.jpg Jamil al-Midfai
جميل المدفعي
(1890–1958)
29 January 1953 17 September 1953 231 days Military
Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Iraq.svg Muhammad Fadhel al-Jamali
محمد فاضل الجمالي
(1903–1997)
17 September 1953 29 April 1954 224 days Independent
Arshad Al-Umari.jpg Arshad al-Umari
أرشد العمري
(1888–1978)
29 April 1954 4 August 1954 97 days Independent
Nouri Al-Saeed, 1950s.jpg Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(1888–1958)
4 August 1954 20 June 1957 2 years, 320 days Military /
Constitutional Union Party
Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi.jpg Ali Jawdat al-Aiyubi
علي جودت الأيوبي
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20 June 1957 15 December 1957 178 days Military /
United National Front
Abdul-Wahab Mirjan.jpg Abdul-Wahab Mirjan
عبد الوهاب مرجان
(1909–1964)
15 December 1957 3 March 1958 78 days Independent
Nouri Al-Saeed, 1950s.jpg Nuri as-Said
نوري السعيد
(1888–1958)
3 March 1958 18 May 1958 76 days Military /
Constitutional Union Party
Ahmad Mukhtar Baban.jpg Ahmad Mukhtar Baban
أحمد مختار بابان
(1900–1976)
18 May 1958 14 July 1958
(deposed)
57 days Independent
Flag of Iraq (1959–1963).svgFlag of Iraq (1963–1991); Flag of Syria (1963–1972).svgIraqi Republic (pre–Ba'ath Party) (1958–1968) • Emblem of Iraq (1959-1965).svg Coat of arms of Iraq (1965-1991).svg
عبد الكريم قاسم.jpg Abd al-Karim Qasim
عبد الكريم قاسم
(1914–1963)
14 July 1958 8 February 1963
(deposed)
4 years, 209 days Military Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i
الربيعي.jpg
(1958–1963)
Ahmad Hassan el Bakr.jpg Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
أحمد حسن البكر
(1914–1982)
8 February 1963 18 November 1963
(deposed)
283 days Military /
Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
Abdul Salam Arif
President Abd al-Salam Arif.jpg
(1963–1966)
Tahir Yahya 1.jpg Tahir Yahya
طاهر يحيى
(1915–1986)
20 November 1963 6 September 1965 1 year, 290 days Military /
Arab Socialist Union
Aref Abdel-Razzaq.jpg Arif Abd ar-Razzaq
عارف عبد الرزاق
(1921–2007)
6 September 1965 21 September 1965 15 days Military /
Arab Socialist Union
Bazzaz.jpg Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz
عبد الرحمن البزاز
(1913–1973)
21 September 1965 9 August 1966 322 days Arab Socialist Union
Naji Talib.jpg Naji Talib
ناجي طالب
(1917–2012)
9 August 1966 10 May 1967 274 days Military Abdul Rahman Arif
Abdel-Rahman Aref.jpg
(1966–1968)
Abdel-Rahman Aref.jpg Abdul Rahman Arif
عبد الرحمن عارف
(1916–2007)
10 May 1967 10 July 1967 61 days Military /
Arab Socialist Union
Tahir Yahya 1.jpg Tahir Yahya
طاهر يحيى
(1915–1986)
10 July 1967 17 July 1968
(deposed)
1 year, 7 days Military /
Arab Socialist Union
Flag of Iraq (1963–1991); Flag of Syria (1963–1972).svgFlag of Iraq (1991–2004).svgIraqi Republic (under Ba'ath Party) (1968–2003) • Coat of arms of Iraq (1965-1991).svg Coat of arms of Iraq (1991–2004).svg
Coat of arms of Iraq (1965-1991).svg Abd ar-Razzaq an-Naif
عبد الرزاق النايف
(1933–1978)
17 July 1968 30 July 1968 13 days Military Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
Ahmad Hassan el Bakr.jpg
(1968–1979)
Ahmad Hassan el Bakr.jpg Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
أحمد حسن البكر
(1914–1982)
31 July 1968 16 July 1979 10 years, 350 days Military /
Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
Saddam Hussein in 1998.png Saddam Hussein
صدام حسين
(1937–2006)
16 July 1979 23 March 1991 11 years, 250 days Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein in 1998.png
(1979–2003)
Sa'dun Hammadi (cropped).jpg Sa'dun Hammadi
سعدون حمادي
(1930–2007)
23 March 1991 13 September 1991 174 days Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
Coat of arms of Iraq (1991–2004).svg Mohammad Hamza al-Zubaidi
محمد حمزة الزبيدي
(1939–2005)
16 September 1991 5 September 1993 1 year, 354 days Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
Ahmed Hussain Khudayir Al-Samarrai.png Ahmad Husayn Khudayir as-Samarrai
أحمد حسين خضير السامرائي
(born 1941)
5 September 1993 29 May 1994 266 days Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
Saddam Hussein in 1998.png Saddam Hussein
صدام حسين
(1937–2006)
29 May 1994 9 April 2003
(deposed)
8 years, 315 days Iraqi Ba'ath Party
(Iraq Region)
Flag of Iraq (1991–2004).svgIraqi Governing Council (2003–2004) • Coat of arms of Iraq (1991–2004).svg
Coat of arms of Iraq (2008–present).svg Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum
محمد بحر العلوم
(1927–2015)
Acting Prime Minister
13 July 2003 31 July 2003 18 days Independent Coalition Provisional Authority
Seal of the Coalition Provisional Authority of Iraq.svg
(2003–2004)
Ibrahim al-Jaafari 2014.jpg Ibrahim al-Jaafari
إبراهيم الجعفري
(born 1947)
1 August 2003 31 August 2003 30 days Islamic Dawa Party
Chalabi.jpg Ahmed al-Chalabi
أحمد جلبي
(1944–2015)
1 September 2003 30 September 2003 29 days Iraqi National Congress
Allawi8.jpg Ayad Allawi
أياد علاوي
(born 1944)
1 October 2003 31 October 2003 30 days Iraqi National Accord
Jalal Talabani.jpg Jalal Talabani
جلال طلباني
(1933–2017)
1 November 2003 30 November 2003 29 days Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
Abdul Aziz al-Hakim 2004-Jan-20.jpg Abdul Aziz al-Hakim
عبد العزيز الحكيم
(1950–2009)
1 December 2003 31 December 2003 30 days Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq
Adnan Pachachi.jpg Adnan al-Pachachi
عدنان بجاجي
(1923–2019)
1 January 2004 31 January 2004 30 days Assembly of Independent Democrats
Coat of arms of Iraq (2008–present).svg Mohsen Abdel Hamid
محسن عبد الحميد
(born 1937)
1 February 2004 29 February 2004 28 days Iraqi Islamic Party
Coat of arms of Iraq (2008–present).svg Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum
محمد بحر العلوم
(1927–2015)
1 March 2004 31 March 2004 30 days Independent
Mesud Barzani.jpg Massoud Barzani
مسعود برزاني
(born 1946)
1 April 2004 30 April 2004 29 days Kurdistan Democratic Party
Izzedine.jpg Ezzedine Salim
عز الدين سليم
(1943–2004)
1 May 2004 17 May 2004
(died in office)
16 days Islamic Dawa Party
Ghazi al Jawar.jpg Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer
غازي مشعل عجيل الياور
(born 1958)
17 May 2004 1 June 2004 15 days Independent
Flag of Iraq (2004–2008).svgFlag of Iraq.svgRepublic of Iraq (2004–present) • Coat of arms of Iraq (2008–present).svg
Ayad Allawi.jpg Ayad Allawi
أياد علاوي
(born 1944)
1 June 2004 3 May 2005 336 days Iraqi National Accord Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer
Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer 2004-06-01.jpg
(2004–2005)
Ibrahim al-Jaafari portrait.jpg Ibrahim al-Jaafari
إبراهيم الجعفري
(born 1947)
3 May 2005 20 May 2006 1 year, 17 days Islamic Dawa Party Jalal Talabani
Meetings of Presidents participated in Nowruz with Ali Khamenei - Tehran, Iran (Cropped on Talabani).jpg
(2005–2014)
Portrait of Nouri al-Maliki.jpg Nouri al-Maliki
نوري المالكي
(born 1950)
20 May 2006 8 September 2014 8 years, 111 days Islamic Dawa Party
Fuad Masum
Fuad Masum 2014.jpg
(2014–2018)
Haider al-Abadi portrait.jpg Haider al-Abadi
حيدر العبادي
(born 1952)
8 September 2014 25 October 2018 4 years, 47 days Victory Alliance
Barham Salih
Barham Salih (cropped).jpg
(2018–present)
Adil Abdul-Mahdi portrait.jpg Adil Abdul-Mahdi
عادل عبد المهدي
(born 1942)
25 October 2018 6 May 2020[1] 1 year, 194 days Independent
Mustafa Al-Kadhimi.jpg Mustafa Al-Kadhimi
مصطفي الکاظمي
(born 1967)
6 May 2020 Incumbent 199 days Independent

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