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 of 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–present).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 2 years, 47 days Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

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