Prime Minister of Iraq

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Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq
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Adil Abdul-Mahdi

since 25 October 2018
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceRepublican Palace, Baghdad, Iraq
AppointerChosen by the President, Subject to Council of Representatives vote with absolute majority
Term lengthFour-year term, renewable[1]
Inaugural holderAbd Al-Rahman Al-Gillani
Formation11 November 1920

The Prime Minister of Iraq is the head of government of Iraq.

Under the new constitution the Prime Minister is the country's active executive leader.

Nouri al-Maliki (formerly Jawad al-Maliki) was selected to be Prime Minister on 21 April 2006.[2][3] On 14 August 2014, al-Maliki agreed to step down as prime minister of Iraq to allow Haider al-Abadi to take his place.[4]

On 25 October 2018, Adil Abdul-Mahdi was sworn into office five months after the 2018 elections.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Iraqi lawmakers pass law to block Maliki from third term". Reuters. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  2. Iraq parliament elects new leaders CNN, 22 April 2006
  3. Maliki endorsed as new Iraqi PM BBC News, 22 April 2006
  4. "Maliki gives up Iraq PM job to rival". Al Jazeera and agencies. External link in |website= (help)
  5. "Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi sworn in with 14 ministers, so far". 2015-06-16. Retrieved 2018-10-27.