List of Presidents of Iraq

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This is a list of Presidents of Iraq since 1958.

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Name Portrait Lifespan Elected Took office Left office Time in office Political party
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
1 Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i
محمد نجيب الربيعي
الربيعي.jpg 1904–1965 14 July 1958 8 February 1963
(deposed)
4 years, 207 days Military
2 Abdul Salam Arif
عبد السلام عارف
Abdul-salam-arif.jpg 1921–1966 8 February 1963 13 April 1966
(died in office)
3 years, 65 days Military /
Arab Socialist Union
Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz
عبد الرحمن البزاز
Acting President
Abdel-Rahman Al-Bazzaz.jpg 1913–1973 13 April 1966 16 April 1966 3 days Arab Socialist Union
3 Abdul Rahman Arif
عبد الرحمن عارف
Abdel-Rahman Aref.jpg 1916–2007 16 April 1966 17 July 1968
(deposed)
2 years, 92 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
4 Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
أحمد حسن البكر
Ahmad Hassan el Bakr.jpg 1914–1982 17 July 1968 16 July 1979 10 years, 364 days Military /
Iraqi Ba'ath
(Iraq Region)
5 Saddam Hussein
صدام حسين
Saddam Hussein in 1998.png 1937–2006 1995
2002
16 July 1979 9 April 2003
(deposed)
23 years, 267 days Iraqi Ba'ath
(Iraq Region)
Flag of Iraq (1991–2004).svgIraqi Governing Council (2003–2004) • Coat of arms of Iraq (1991–2004).svg
Coalition Provisional Authority
(Leader: Jay Garner, then later Paul Bremer)
Seal of the Coalition Provisional Authority Iraq.svg 21 April 2003 28 June 2004 434 days
Flag of Iraq (2004–2008).svgFlag of Iraq.svgRepublic of Iraq (2004–present) • Coat of arms of Iraq (2008).svg
Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer
غازي مشعل عجيل الياور
Interim President
Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer 2004-06-01.jpg 1958– 28 June 2004 7 April 2005 283 days Independent
6 Jalal Talabani
جلال طالباني
Meetings of Presidents participated in Nowruz with Ali Khamenei - Tehran, Iran (Cropped on Talabani).jpg 1933–2017 7 April 2005 24 July 2014 9 years, 108 days Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
7 Fuad Masum
فؤاد معصوم
Fuad Masum 2014.jpg 1938– 24 July 2014 2 October 2018 4 years, 68 days Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
8 Barham Salih
بەرهەم ساڵح
Barham Salih portrait.jpg 1960– 2 October 2018 Incumbent 1 year, 46 days Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

Timeline[change | change source]

Barham SalihFuad MasumJalal TalabaniSaddam HusseinAhmed Hassan al-BakrAbdul Rahman ArifAbd ar-Rahman al-BazzazAbdul Salam ArifMuhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i