List of heads of government of Libya

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Prime Minister of Libya
Flag of Libya.svg
Flag of Libya
Incumbent
Ahmed Maiteeq

since 4 May 2014
Appointer General National Congress of Libya
Inaugural holder Mahmud al-Muntasir
Formation 29 March 1951
Website www.pm.gov.ly (Arabic)

This is a list of heads of government of Libya since independence in 1951.

Since independence, heads of government of Libya have been Prime Ministers from 1951 to 1977. Then General Secretaries of the General People's Committee from 1977 to 2011. Prime Ministers were back in the Libyan government since 2011.

Heads of Government of Libya (1951–present)[change | change source]

(Dates in italics indicate continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Kingdom of Libya
المملكة الليبية (al-Mamlakat al-Lībiyya)
29 March 1951 to 24 December 1951 Mahmud al-Muntasir2.jpg Mahmud al-Muntasir, Interim Prime Minister n-p 1st Term
24 December 1951 to 19 February 1954 Mahmud al-Muntasir, Prime Minister
19 February 1954 to 12 April 1954 Mohammed Sakizli.jpg Muhammad Sakizli, Prime Minister n-p
12 April 1954 to 26 May 1957 Mustafa Ben Halim.jpg Mustafa Ben Halim, Prime Minister n-p
26 May 1957 to 17 October 1960 Abdul Majid Kubar.JPG Abdul Majid Kubar, Prime Minister n-p
17 October 1960 to 19 March 1963 Muhammad Osman Said2.jpg Muhammad Osman Said, Prime Minister n-p
19 March 1963 to 20 January 1964 Mohieddin Fekini.jpg Mohieddin Fikini, Prime Minister n-p
20 January 1964 to 20 March 1965 Mahmud al-Muntasir2.jpg Mahmud al-Muntasir, Prime Minister n-p 2nd Term
20 March 1965 to 2 July 1967 Hussein Maziq2.jpg Hussein Maziq, Prime Minister n-p
2 July 1967 to 25 October 1967 Abdul Qadir al-Badri.jpg Abdul Qadir al-Badri, Prime Minister n-p
25 October 1967 to 4 September 1968 Abdul Hamid al-Bakkoush.JPG Abdul Hamid al-Bakkoush, Prime Minister n-p
4 September 1968 to 31 August 1969 Wanis al-Qaddafi2.jpg Wanis al-Qaddafi, Prime Minister n-p Deposed in a coup d'état
Libyan Arab Republic
الجمهورية العربية الليبية (Al-Jumhuriyya al-`Arabiyyah al-Lībiyya)
8 September 1969 to 16 January 1970 Mahmud Sulayman al-Maghribi, Prime Minister n-p
16 January 1970 to 16 July 1972 Muammar al-Gaddafi at the AU summit.jpg Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, Prime Minister Mil/ASU
16 July 1972 to 2 March 1977 Major Abdessalam Jalloud, Prime Minister Mil/ASU
Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
الجماهيرية العربية الليبية الشعبية الإشتراكية العظمى (Al-Jamāhīriyya al-`Arabiyya al-Lībiyya aš-Ša'biyya al-Ištirākiyya al-`Uẓmā)
2 March 1977 to 2 March 1979 Abdul Ati al-Obeidi, General Secretary of the General People's Committee n-p
2 March 1979 to 16 February 1984 Jadallah Azzuz at-Talhi, General Secretary of the General People's Committee n-p 1st Term
16 February 1984 to 3 March 1986 Muhammad az-Zaruq Rajab, General Secretary of the General People's Committee n-p
3 March 1986 to 1 March 1987 Jadallah Azzuz at-Talhi, General Secretary of the General People's Committee n-p 2nd Term
1 March 1987 to 7 October 1990 Umar Mustafa al-Muntasir, General Secretary of the General People's Committee n-p
7 October 1990 to 29 January 1994 Abuzed Omar Dorda, General Secretary of the General People's Committee n-p
29 January 1994 to 29 December 1997 Abdul Majid al-Qa′ud, General Secretary of the General People's Committee n-p
29 December 1997 to 1 March 2000 Muhammad Ahmad al-Mangoush, General Secretary of the General People's Committee n-p
1 March 2000 to 14 June 2003 Imbarek Shamekh, General Secretary of the General People's Committee n-p
14 June 2003 to 5 March 2006 Shukri Ghanem, General Secretary of the General People's Committee n-p
5 March 2006 to 23 August 2011 2008-07-31 Багдади Махмуди.jpg Baghdadi Mahmudi, General Secretary of the General People's Committee n-p Deposed in the Libyan civil war
National Transitional Council
المجلس الوطني الانتقالي (Al-Majlis al-Waṭanī al-Intiqālī)
5 March 2011 to 23 March 2011 Mahmoud Jibril - World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World cropped GNC.png Mahmoud Jibril, Head of the Executive Team of the National Transitional Council n-p In rebellion to 23 August 2011
23 March 2011 to 23 October 2011 Mahmoud Jibril, Interim Prime Minister
23 October 2011 to 24 November 2011 Ali Tarhouni cropped GNC.jpg Ali Tarhouni, Acting Prime Minister n-p
24 November 2011 to 8 August 2012 Abdurrahim El-Keib, Interim Prime Minister n-p
General National Congress
المؤتمر الوطني العام (al-Mu’tamar al-Waṭanī al-‘āmm)
8 August 2012 to 14 November 2012 Abdurrahim El-Keib, Interim Prime Minister n-p
14 November 2012 to 9 January 2013 Ali Zeidan at US State Department 2013.png Ali Zeidan, Prime Minister NFPDW
State of Libya
دولة ليبيا (Dawlat Libya)
9 January 2013 to 11 March 2014 Ali Zeidan at US State Department 2013.png Ali Zeidan, Prime Minister NFPDW Briefly kidnapped by armed gunmen during the 2013 coup d'état attempt
11 March 2014 to 8 April 2014 Abdullah al-Thanay, Acting Prime Minister n-p
8 April 2014 to 4 May 2014 Abdullah al-Thanay, Prime Minister
4 May 2014 to Present Ahmed Maiteeq, Prime Minister

Affiliations[change | change source]

ASU Arab Socialist Union
     Nasserist, centrist, government party, only legal party 1971-1977   
Mil Military
NFPDW National Party For Development and Welfare
n-p non-partisan
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