Adil Abdul-Mahdi

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Adil Abdul-Mahdi
عادل عبد المهدي
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49th Prime Minister of Iraq
Assumed office
25 October 2018
PresidentBarham Salih
DeputyThamir Ghadhban
Fuad Hussein
Preceded byHaider al-Abadi
Minister of Oil
In office
8 September 2014 – 19 July 2016
Prime MinisterHaider al-Abadi
Preceded byAbdul Karim Luaibi
Succeeded byJabbar Alluaibi
Vice President of Iraq
In office
7 April 2005 – 11 July 2011
PresidentJalal Talabani
Preceded byRowsch Shaways
Succeeded byTariq al-Hashimi
Minister of Finance
In office
2 June 2004 – 6 April 2005
Prime MinisterAyad Allawi
Preceded byKamel al-Kilani
Succeeded byAli Allawi
Personal details
Born
Adil Abdul-Mahdi al-Muntafiki

(1942-01-01) 1 January 1942 (age 78)
Bagdad, Iraq
Political partyIndependent (since 2017)[1]
SIIC (1982–2017)[2]
Iraqi Communist (1970s)[3]
Spouse(s)Rajah
Alma materUniversity of Baghdad (B.A.)
University of Poitiers (MA, PhD)

Adil Abdul-Mahdi al-Muntafiki (Arabic: عادل عبد المهدي المنتفكي‎, born 1 January 1942) is an Iraqi politician and economist. He was the Prime Minister of Iraq from October 2018 to December 2019.[4]

Al-Muntafiki was one of the Vice Presidents of Iraq from 2005 to 2011. He was the Finance Minister in the Interim government and Oil Minister from 2014 to 2016.[5]

On 29 November, after weeks of violent protests, Mahdi announced that he would resign his post.[6][7] The Iraqi parliament approved his resignation on 1 December 2019. However, he will continue on in a caretaker role until parliament approves a full-time replacement.[8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. Salaheddin, Sinah (3 October 2018). "Iraq tasks Shiite independent with forming new government". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 4 October 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  2. "عادل عبد المهدي". Al Jazeera.
  3. Doug Struck (14 February 2015). "Prospective Iraqi Premier a Man of Many Labels". Washington Post. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  4. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/adel-abdul-mahdis-short-tenure-iraqs-prime-minister-191201180211987.html
  5. "Iraqi prime minister accepts another minister's resignation". Press TV.
  6. Iraqi PM says he will resign after weeks of violent protests - Guardian(11/29/2019)
  7. Iraq unrest: PM Abdul Mahdi to resign after bloodiest day in protests - BBC(12/29/2019)
  8. Ibrahim, Arwa (1 December 2019). "Uncertainty remains as Iraq parliament accepts PM's resignation". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  9. Gathright, Jenny (1 December 2019). "Iraqi Parliament Accepts PM Adel Abdul-Mahdi Resignation, But Protesters Demand More". NPR.